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EPRG 1028

Helena Meier

Health Satisfaction and Energy Spending

EPRG 1028 | Non-Technical Summary | PDF

Abstract: This study explores the link between energy spending and health satisfaction. We aim to show that energy spending is a driver of health satisfaction and therefore of the overall quality of life of individuals. This has important implications for policy makers especially in the context of fuel poor and low-income households. The analysis tests the hypothesis that health satisfaction decreases with increasing energy spending per room. Households with high energy spending tend to live in inefficiently insulated homes that are not heated adequately. We use a British panel household survey dataset with more than 60,000 observations covering the period 1997 to 2007. We apply a fixed effects econometric model which enables us to take unobservable heterogeneity between households into account.

Keywords:  Health satisfaction, energy spending

EPRG 1003

Tooraj Jamasb and Helena Meier Household Energy Expenditure and Income Groups: Evidence from Great Britain EPRG 1003 | Non-Technical Summary | PDF Abstract: Household energy use is increasingly important in the context of fuel poverty and the equity debate as well as in relation to energy saving and efficiency policies. We first explore the link… Continue Reading

EPRG 1101

Tooraj Jamasb and Helena Meier Energy Spending and Vulnerable Households EPRG 1101  | Non-Technical Summary | PDF Abstract: A sustainable energy policy needs to balance between the reduction of carbon emissions and protection of vulnerable households and avoid a widening of the existing “energy gap” among the consumers. This study investigates energy spending for different… Continue Reading