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The Piped Water and Household Food Consumption: Evidence from Cambodia

by Kimty Seng a,* orcid
Graduate School of Asia-Pacific Studies, Waseda University, Tokyo, Japan
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JEA  2024, 66; 3(3), 66;
Received: 12 July 2023 / Accepted: 24 August 2023 / Published Online: 15 September 2024


This study analyses the effects of piped water on household food consumption per capita by adopting inverse-probability-weighted regression adjustment and endogenous treatment effects approaches with data from the Cambodia Socio-Economic Survey carried out in 2013 and 2017. A complementary analysis of the effects on primary household income per working-age member is also conducted to give insights into the potential consequences. The study also conducts a robustness check by estimating the fixed effects of piped water utilising village panel data. The results suggest that households using piped water are likely to enjoy higher food consumption per capita, with a complementary finding demonstrating that the use of piped water is likely to increase household income per working-age member.

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