Housing and Household Facilities
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Household welfare depends on many factors other than income or consumption expenditures. Improvement of these is important for well-being and social prestige. These factors may also be correlated with consumption. Households with higher consumption expenditure are likely to have better housing, electricity connection, hygienic sanitation facilities and safe drinking water. The quality of physical structure of the house not only reflects the social position of its owner in the community but is also an indicator of household members’ exposure to disease and sufferings. Good quality physical structure of houses may give a better picture of long-term living standards than an income snapshot because it has reflect a result of accumulated asset over time and last longer.
KeywordsPoor Household Electricity Connection Safe Drinking Water Toilet Facility Corrugate Iron
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