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A Motivation For Energy Based Poverty Indicators



    (Division of Economics and Finance University of KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa)


    (Division of Economics and Finance University of KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa)


A common method employed in tracking the success of poverty alleviation in ensuring sustainable development is through the use of a set of lead indicators which provide tangible measures of evaluating fluctuations in both poverty and environmental quality. A requirement of such lead indicators is that they be diverse in their approach, as indicators from different disciplines have their strengths and weaknesses. A motivation is made here for broadening the scope of such research through the inclusion of a set of energy based poverty indicators in the area of poverty assessment. Such energy poverty indicators provide an invaluable extra dimension in the assessment in that they relate to all three sustainability spheres: economic, social and environmental.

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  • Marcel Kohler & Daniel De Haan, 2010. "A Motivation For Energy Based Poverty Indicators," Perspectives of Innovation in Economics and Business (PIEB), Prague Development Center, vol. 6(3), pages 103-107, October.
  • Handle: RePEc:pdc:jrpieb:v:6:y:2010:i:3:p:103-107

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    Energy indicators; sustainable development; poverty measurement.;

    JEL classification:

    • I32 - Health, Education, and Welfare - - Welfare, Well-Being, and Poverty - - - Measurement and Analysis of Poverty
    • Q56 - Agricultural and Natural Resource Economics; Environmental and Ecological Economics - - Environmental Economics - - - Environment and Development; Environment and Trade; Sustainability; Environmental Accounts and Accounting; Environmental Equity; Population Growth


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