Consumer response to two water shortage scenarios in Tucson, Arizona

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Title:
Consumer response to two water shortage scenarios in Tucson, Arizona
Author:
Fuerst, Darby William.
Issue Date:
1982
Publisher:
The University of Arizona.
Rights:
Copyright © is held by the author. Digital access to this material is made possible by the University Libraries, University of Arizona. Further transmission, reproduction or presentation (such as public display or performance) of protected items is prohibited except with permission of the author.
Abstract:
A survey methodology was developed to measure the consumer welfare loss associated with various municipal water shortages. The methodology was designed to provide monetary estimates of consumer welfare loss and was tested on 644 households in the Tucson metropolitan area in February, 1981. The methodology was based on welfare economic theory and used two types of welfare measures: willingness to pay and willingness to accept. Respondents were presented with two hypothetical water shortage situations and asked to estimate their welfare loss according to prepared bidding schedules. The results of the survey, although biased by bidding behavior, indicate that consumers place a low value on the welfare loss associated with water shortages. The bidding behavior can be explained in part by the bidding mechanics and in part by the inability of the respondents to know their true response to possible water shortages.
Type:
Thesis-Reproduction (electronic); text
LCSH Subjects:
Hydrology.; Water-supply -- Arizona -- Tucson -- Public opinion.; Consumers -- Arizona -- Tucson -- Attitudes.; Water consumption -- Arizona -- Tucson -- Public opinion.; Public opinion -- Arizona -- Tucson.
Degree Name:
M.S.
Degree Level:
masters
Degree Program:
Hydrology and Water Resources; Graduate College
Degree Grantor:
University of Arizona
Committee Chair:
Dworkin, Judith M.

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DC FieldValue Language
dc.language.isoenen_US
dc.titleConsumer response to two water shortage scenarios in Tucson, Arizonaen_US
dc.creatorFuerst, Darby William.en_US
dc.contributor.authorFuerst, Darby William.en_US
dc.date.issued1982en_US
dc.publisherThe University of Arizona.en_US
dc.rightsCopyright © is held by the author. Digital access to this material is made possible by the University Libraries, University of Arizona. Further transmission, reproduction or presentation (such as public display or performance) of protected items is prohibited except with permission of the author.en_US
dc.description.abstractA survey methodology was developed to measure the consumer welfare loss associated with various municipal water shortages. The methodology was designed to provide monetary estimates of consumer welfare loss and was tested on 644 households in the Tucson metropolitan area in February, 1981. The methodology was based on welfare economic theory and used two types of welfare measures: willingness to pay and willingness to accept. Respondents were presented with two hypothetical water shortage situations and asked to estimate their welfare loss according to prepared bidding schedules. The results of the survey, although biased by bidding behavior, indicate that consumers place a low value on the welfare loss associated with water shortages. The bidding behavior can be explained in part by the bidding mechanics and in part by the inability of the respondents to know their true response to possible water shortages.en_US
dc.description.notehydrology collectionen_US
dc.typeThesis-Reproduction (electronic)en_US
dc.typetexten_US
dc.subject.lcshHydrology.en_US
dc.subject.lcshWater-supply -- Arizona -- Tucson -- Public opinion.en_US
dc.subject.lcshConsumers -- Arizona -- Tucson -- Attitudes.en_US
dc.subject.lcshWater consumption -- Arizona -- Tucson -- Public opinion.en_US
dc.subject.lcshPublic opinion -- Arizona -- Tucson.en_US
thesis.degree.nameM.S.en_US
thesis.degree.levelmastersen_US
thesis.degree.disciplineHydrology and Water Resourcesen_US
thesis.degree.disciplineGraduate Collegeen_US
thesis.degree.grantorUniversity of Arizonaen_US
dc.contributor.chairDworkin, Judith M.en_US
dc.identifier.oclc213277475en_US
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