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Do Water Service Provision Contracts with Neighbouring Population Centres Reduce Drinking Water Risk on Reserves?

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dc.contributor.advisor Deaton, Brady
dc.contributor.author Woods, Bethany
dc.date.accessioned 2014-05-06T18:32:22Z
dc.date.available 2014-05-06T18:32:22Z
dc.date.copyright 2014-04
dc.date.created 2014-04-28
dc.date.issued 2014-05-06
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10214/8071
dc.description.abstract In 2011, 39% of drinking water systems on Canadian First Nations’ reserves were classified as high risk. In recent years some First Nations have contracted water services from neighboring population centres through ‘Municipal Type Agreements’. Using a unique data set of 804 First Nation water systems, I explore both factors that influence participation in MTAs and the effect of participation on the likelihood that a reserve will be under a boil water advisory. This analysis was completed with two probit models. The first model describes the likelihood that a First Nation will be in an MTA agreement. The second estimates the likelihood that a First Nation will be under a boil-water advisory. My primary finding is that MTA’s reduce the likelihood of a boil-water advisory. This is an important consideration when developing incentives or institutions that influence collaboration between First Nations and Canadian population centres. en_US
dc.description.sponsorship Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada (SSHRC) - Joseph-Armand Bombardier Canada Graduate Scholarship en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.subject First Nations en_US
dc.subject Infrastructure Partnerships en_US
dc.subject Local Intergovernmental Cooperation en_US
dc.subject Contracts en_US
dc.subject Transaction Costs en_US
dc.subject Economies of Scale en_US
dc.subject Standards en_US
dc.subject Drinking Water Quality en_US
dc.subject Probit en_US
dc.title Do Water Service Provision Contracts with Neighbouring Population Centres Reduce Drinking Water Risk on Reserves? en_US
dc.type Thesis en_US
dc.degree.programme Food, Agriculture and Resource Economics en_US
dc.degree.name Master of Science en_US
dc.degree.department Department of Food, Agricultural and Resource Economics en_US
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