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Table 3.

Willingness to pay for better water services.

Economic classNumber of respondents
Not able to payWill not payWill payCannot sayTotal
Poor 56 (87.5%)*** 8 (12.5%)*** 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 64 (100%) 
Lower class 100 (87.7%)*** 6 (5.3%)** 8 (7%) 0 (0%) 114 (100%) 
Middle class 34 (81.0%)*** 2 (4.8%)** 0 (0%) 6 (14.3%) 42 (100%) 
Upper class 26 (68.4%)** 6 (15.8%)** 4 (10.5%)** 2 (5.3%) 38 (100%) 
Total 216 (83.7%) 22 (8.5%) 12 (4.7%) 8 (3.1%) 258 (100%) 
Economic classNumber of respondents
Not able to payWill not payWill payCannot sayTotal
Poor 56 (87.5%)*** 8 (12.5%)*** 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 64 (100%) 
Lower class 100 (87.7%)*** 6 (5.3%)** 8 (7%) 0 (0%) 114 (100%) 
Middle class 34 (81.0%)*** 2 (4.8%)** 0 (0%) 6 (14.3%) 42 (100%) 
Upper class 26 (68.4%)** 6 (15.8%)** 4 (10.5%)** 2 (5.3%) 38 (100%) 
Total 216 (83.7%) 22 (8.5%) 12 (4.7%) 8 (3.1%) 258 (100%) 

Source: Questionnaire surveys in Mathare slums, 2016–2017.

*** Significant at the 0.01 level; ** significant at the 0.05 level.

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