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Residential energy expenditures and the relevance of changes in household circumstances

Longhi, Simonetta (2015) 'Residential energy expenditures and the relevance of changes in household circumstances.' Energy Economics, 49. pp. 440-450. ISSN 0140-9883

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Abstract

This paper analyses the impact that dwelling characteristics and characteristics and behaviours of household members have on per capita energy expenditures. It also analyses whether changes in household socio-economic circumstances translate in changes in energy expenditures. Socio-economic characteristics have a moderate impact, while dwelling characteristics and especially household size have much larger impacts. The largest changes in energy expenditures are due to changes in household size. The recent socio-demographic trends will make it harder to design policies to effectively reduce the carbon footprint of a country, while policies influencing cohabitation and family size may have positive indirect effects.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Energy expenditures, households, longitudinal analysis, UK,
Subjects: H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
Divisions: Faculty of Social Sciences > Institute for Social and Economic Research
Depositing User: Jim Jamieson
Date Deposited: 13 Apr 2015 14:43
Last Modified: 05 Nov 2015 16:32
URI: http://repository.essex.ac.uk/id/eprint/13508

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