JOURNAL OF NATURAL RESOURCES ›› 2007, Vol. 22 ›› Issue (2): 275-280.doi: 10.11849/zrzyxb.2007.02.015

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Residential Water Demand Analysis in North China

CHEN Xiao-guang1, XU Jin-tao2, JI Yong-jie2   

  1. 1. Center for Chinese Agricultural Policy, Institute of Geographic Sciences and Natural Resources Research, CAS, Beijing 100101, China;
    2. College of Environmental Sciences, Peking University, Beijing 100871, China
  • Received:2006-03-11 Revised:2006-08-24 Online:2007-04-25 Published:2007-04-25

Abstract: This paper analyzes the factors which have potential effects on residential water demand in North China,including water price,income and water shortage.Empirical analysis shows that water price has an important effect on residential water demand;there is a U-shaped curve between residential water demand and income;and water shortage has a significant effect on residential water demand.

Key words: resource economics, water demand, econometrics, water price, income

CLC Number: 

  • F062.1