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SQUAT One Page Memo: Ending open defecation requires changing minds

By r.i.c.e. June 1st, 2014

This one-page memo presents findings based on research summarized in “Revealed Preference for Open Defecation: Evidence from a new survey in rural north India,” a research paper by Diane Coffey, Aashish Gupta, Payal Hathi, Nidhi Khurana, Nikhil Srivastav, and Sangita Vyas. Read the full paper in Economic and Political Weekly or online at