Article dans une série de papiers de travail :

Katrin Millock et Céline Nauges, « Household Adoption of Water-Efficient Equipment: The Role of Socio-Economic Factors, Environmental Attitudes and Policy », TSE Working Paper, n°09-057, juin 2009.
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Using unique survey data of 10,000 households from 10 OECD countries, we identify the driving factors of household adoption of water-efficient equipment by estimating Probit models of a household's probability to invest in such equipment. The results indicate that the adoption of water-efficient equipment is the most strongly affected by ownership status, by being metered and charged a volumetric charge on water consumption, and by behavioural factors. Environmental attitudes are strong predictors of adoption of water-efficient equipment, with a marginal effect that exceeds ownership status in some cases. In terms of policy, we find that households that were both metered and charged for their water individually had a much higher probability to invest in water-efficient equipment compared to households that were not charged for their water.

Mots clefs

attitudes, metering, residential water use

Codes JEL

D12 : Consumer Economics: Empirical Analysis
O33 : Technological Change: Choices and Consequences
Q25 : Water; Air; Climate; Noise

Groupe thématique TSE

Economie de l'environnement et ressources naturelles