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Rural Electrification and Household Labor Supply: Evidence from Nigeria

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  • Salmon, Claire
  • Tanguy, Jeremy

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In Nigeria, the most populated African country, rural electrification is a critical issue because of the low household electrification rate and the poor quality of the grid. This energy poverty has harmful economic and social consequences in rural areas, such as low productivity, lack of income-generating opportunities and poor housing conditions.

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  • Salmon, Claire & Tanguy, Jeremy, 2016. "Rural Electrification and Household Labor Supply: Evidence from Nigeria," World Development, Elsevier, vol. 82(C), pages 48-68.
  • Handle: RePEc:eee:wdevel:v:82:y:2016:i:c:p:48-68 DOI: 10.1016/j.worlddev.2016.01.016
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