Accessibility navigation


Willingness to pay for fluoride-free water in Tanzania: disentangling the importance of behavioural factors

Gutierrez, L., Nocella, G. ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0001-9625-6315, Ghiglieri, G. and Idini, A. (2021) Willingness to pay for fluoride-free water in Tanzania: disentangling the importance of behavioural factors. International Journal of Water Resources Development. ISSN 1360-0648

[img]
Preview
Text (Open access) - Published Version
· Available under License Creative Commons Attribution Non-commercial No Derivatives.
· Please see our End User Agreement before downloading.

1MB

It is advisable to refer to the publisher's version if you intend to cite from this work. See Guidance on citing.

To link to this item DOI: 10.1080/07900627.2021.1996341

Abstract/Summary

Approximately 200 million people, mainly concentrated in rural areas of the Great East African Rift Valley, suffer from fluorosis caused by excess of fluoride naturally contained in water. This study employs the RANAS (Risk, Attitude, Norm, Ability, Self-regulation) model to understand how behavioural factors influence Tanzanian rural communities’ willingness to pay for fluoride-free water obtained from a new defluoridator device. Results show that perceived risk, knowledge, attitudes and descriptive norms significantly influence the adoption of the proposed healthy behaviour. Policy implications are discussed taking into account how rural communities could achieve equitable and affordable access to safe water.

Item Type:Article
Refereed:Yes
Divisions:Life Sciences > School of Agriculture, Policy and Development > Department of Agri-Food Economics & Marketing
ID Code:101355
Publisher:Taylor & Francis

Downloads

Downloads per month over past year

University Staff: Request a correction | Centaur Editors: Update this record

Page navigation