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The elephant in the energy room: Establishing the nexus between housing poverty and fuel poverty

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posted on 23.04.2018, 08:46 by Andrew Burlinson, Monica Giulietti, Giuliana Battisti
This paper contributes to the literature on fuel poverty by bringing together the ‘housing-cost-induced-poverty’ definition and the ‘low-income-high-cost’ indicator. Relying on the housing-cost-induced-poverty definition, this paper identifies three ‘dimensions’ of fuel poverty: 1) income-poverty-high-cost; 2) housing-cost-inducedpoverty-high-cost; and, 3) fuel-cost-induced-poverty-high-cost. After breaking down the underlying structure of the low-income-high-cost framework, this paper proposes an alternative conceptual definition of fuel poverty and puts forward an empirical strategy which can help to identify the households most in need of financial and energy-related support. An application based on energy cost data in England allows us to identify several policy implications following from our proposed approach.

Funding

The authors acknowledge financial support from the EPSRC (grants EP/N001745/1 and EPR062258/1). Monica Giulietti also receives EPSRC funding (grant EP/K002228).

History

School

  • Business and Economics

Department

  • Economics

Published in

Energy Economics

Volume

72

Pages

135-144

Citation

BURLINSON, A., GIULIETTI, M. and BATTISTI, G., 2018. The elephant in the energy room: Establishing the nexus between housing poverty and fuel poverty. Energy Economics, 72, pp. 135-144.

Publisher

© Elsevier

Version

AM (Accepted Manuscript)

Publisher statement

This paper was accepted for publication in the journal Energy Economics and the definitive published version is available at https://doi.org/10.1016/j.eneco.2018.03.036

Acceptance date

30/03/2018

Publication date

2018-04-06

Copyright date

2018

ISSN

0140-9883

Language

en

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