Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/203455
Authors: 
Heindl, Peter
Schüßler, Rudolf
Year of Publication: 
2019
Series/Report no.: 
ZEW Discussion Papers 19-036
Abstract: 
In this paper, subjective and objective aspects of deprivation are used to derive an aggregated multidimensional measure of energy poverty. The proposed measure is based on deprivation with a direct relation to energy consumption, but it also accounts for excessive financial restrictions due to energy costs, it gives priority to low income households, and controls for economic energy use. Based on logistic regression, we find strong effects of income and energy expenditure on the likelihood of energy deprivation in Germany, but these variables only partially constitute energy poverty. Other aspects, e.g. employment status or housing conditions, play an important role as well.
Subjects: 
energy deprivation
energy poverty
fuel poverty
JEL: 
I32
D63
Q48
Document Type: 
Working Paper

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