Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/94202
Authors: 
Heindl, Peter
Year of Publication: 
2014
Series/Report no.: 
SOEPpapers on Multidisciplinary Panel Data Research 632
Abstract: 
Fuel poverty measurement consists of two independent parts: firstly, the definition of an adequate fuel poverty line, and secondly, techniques to measure fuel poverty. This paper reviews options for the definition of fuel poverty lines and techniques for fuel poverty measurement. Based on household data from Germany, figures that would result from different fuel poverty lines are derived. Different fuel poverty lines yield highly different results with respect to which households are identified as fuel poor. Thus, the choice of the fuel poverty line matters decisively for the resulting assessment. Options for fuel poverty measurement and subgroup comparison are discussed.
Subjects: 
fuel poverty
energy poverty
poverty measurement
Energiearmut
Germany
JEL: 
I32
Q28
Q48
Document Type: 
Working Paper

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