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Fuel Poverty and Access to Electricity:\\ Comparing Households When They Differ in Needs

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  • Paul Makdissi

    () (Département d'économique, Université de Sherbrooke)

  • Quentin Wodon

    () (AFTPM, World Bank)

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Although sequential stochastic dominance techniques have been used in the literature to make comparisons of income poverty which are robust to the assumptions made about the economies of scale within households, the techniques could be applied to a much wider set of issues. In this paper, we apply the techniques to energy deprivation in Guatemala. We compare fuel poverty among households with and without access to electricity, and we assess whether access to electricity for those who do not have access currently would eliminate the observed difference in fuel poverty between the two groups of households.

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  • Paul Makdissi & Quentin Wodon, 2001. "Fuel Poverty and Access to Electricity:\\ Comparing Households When They Differ in Needs," Cahiers de recherche 01-03, Departement d'Economique de l'École de gestion à l'Université de Sherbrooke, revised 2004.
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    1. Paul Makdissi & Cyril Téjédo, 2000. "Problèmes d’appariement et politique de l’emploi," Cahiers de recherche 00-04, Departement d'Economique de l'École de gestion à l'Université de Sherbrooke.
    2. John Baldwin & Petr Hanel & David Sabourin, 2000. "Les déterminants des activités d’innovation dans les entreprises de fabrication canadiennes : le rôle des droits de propriété intellectuelle," Cahiers de recherche Statistique Canada No 11F, Departement d'Economique de l'École de gestion à l'Université de Sherbrooke.
    3. Pene Kalulumia & Denis Bolduc, 2004. "Generalized Mixed Estimation Of A Multinomial Discretecontinuous Choice Model For Electricity Demand," Cahiers de recherche 04-01, Departement d'Economique de l'École de gestion à l'Université de Sherbrooke.
    4. Pene Kalulumia, 2002. "Effects of government debt on interest rates: evidence from causality tests in johansen-type models," Cahiers de recherche 02-07, Departement d'Economique de l'École de gestion à l'Université de Sherbrooke.
    5. Petr Hanel, 2003. "Impact Of Government Support Programs On Innovation By Canadian Manufacturing Firms," Cahiers de recherche 04-02, Departement d'Economique de l'École de gestion à l'Université de Sherbrooke.
    6. Cyril Téjédo & Michel Truchon, 2002. "Monotonicity and Bounds for Cost Shares under the Path Serial Rule," CIRANO Working Papers 2002s-43, CIRANO.

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    Keywords

    Energy; electricity; poverty; equivalence scales; sequential stochastic dominance;

    JEL classification:

    • I32 - Health, Education, and Welfare - - Welfare, Well-Being, and Poverty - - - Measurement and Analysis of Poverty
    • Q42 - Agricultural and Natural Resource Economics; Environmental and Ecological Economics - - Energy - - - Alternative Energy Sources

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