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Type Journal Article - South African Journal of Economics
Title An investigation of multidimensional energy poverty among South African low-income households
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Volume 86
Issue 4
Publication (Day/Month/Year) 2018
Page numbers 468-487
URL https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/abs/10.1111/saje.12207
Abstract
Abstract This paper empirically assesses multidimensional energy poverty for low-income households in South Africa using the four waves of the National Income Dynamics Study. The study adopts the Nussbaumer et al. (Measuring Energy Poverty, 2011) methodology, the multidimensional energy poverty index (MEPI), to estimate energy poverty on 10,801 low-income households. The results indicate that low-income households in rural areas are more energy deprived than those in the urban areas. The MEPI score across the years in low-income urban and rural households depicts a moderate state of energy poverty. Furthermore, low-income households in both the urban and the rural areas are mostly deprived in the dimension of heating fuel. The study recommends that suitable measures to combat energy poverty be rural–urban specific.

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Israel-Akinbo, Sylvia O, Jeanette Snowball, and Gavin Fraser. "An investigation of multidimensional energy poverty among South African low-income households." South African Journal of Economics 86, no. 4 (2018): 468-487.
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