Household Formation and Residential Energy Demand: Evidence from Japan
AbstractWe use a large household panel for Japan (Keio Household Panel Survey) to estimate household-size economies in energy consumption. The household-size economies we obtain are significant and sizable: the per-capita energy-related spending of a two-adult household is only about two-thirds of the expenditure of a one-adult household. We use the estimates of household-size economies to explore how the demographic trend toward smaller-sized household units changes energy demand in the Japanese household sector. Between 2005 and 2010, for example, average household size in Japan decreased by about five percent. The resulting economy-wide loss in household-size economies increased energy demand in the household sector by about four percent
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Length: 34 pages
Date of creation: Apr 2013
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energy consumption; household-size economies; demographic change; household formation;
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- Carsten Schroder & Katrin Rehdanz & Daiju Narita & Toshihiro Okubo, 2013. "Household formation and residential energy demand: Evidence from Japan," Keio/Kyoto Joint Global COE Discussion Paper Series 2012-047, Keio/Kyoto Joint Global COE Program.
- Q41 - Agricultural and Natural Resource Economics; Environmental and Ecological Economics - - Energy - - - Demand and Supply
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- NEP-MAC-2013-04-06 (Macroeconomics)
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