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Ursachen von Stromsperren in Privathaushalten: Empirische Ergebnisse aus der Allgemeinen Sozialberatung
[Factors correlated with utility arrears and power cut-offs in Germany: Empirical evidence from data on social counseling]

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  • Heindl, Peter
  • Liessem, Verena

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In diesem Aufsatz wird untersucht, welche Merkmale Haushalte aufweisen, denen Stromsperren (Unterbrechungen der Stromversorgung wegen Zahlungsrückständen) angedroht wurden bzw. bei denen sie umgesetzt wurden und welche Bedeutung diese Merkmale relativ zueinander haben. Dazu wird erstmals ein Datensatz aus der Beratungspraxis des Deutschen Caritasverbandes mittels multipler logistischer Regression ausgewertet. Die empirische Untersuchung zeigt, dass Stromsperren und ihre Androhung häufig auftreten, wenn ein Haushalt bereits bestehende Schulden hat. Haushalte, die Grundsicherungsleistungen beziehen, sind überdurchschnittlich oft von der Androhung bzw. Umsetzung einer Stromsperre betroffen. Im Gegensatz zur Androhung einer Stromsperre kommt es überproportional häufig zur tatsächlichen Umsetzung einer Stromsperre, wenn die Betroffenen über ein besonders geringes Bildungsniveau verfügen sowie in Ein-Personen-Haushalten. Insgesamt stützen die Ergebnisse die These, dass die Problematik der Stromsperren einer herkömmlichen Verschuldungsproblematik ähnlich ist. Gegenmaßnahmen sollten daher nicht alleine auf das Einkommen oder die Stromkosten der Haushalte fokussieren, sondern müssen auch kognitive und psychologische Faktoren adressieren, die mit Ver- bzw. Überschuldung einhergehen.

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  • Heindl, Peter & Liessem, Verena, 2017. "Ursachen von Stromsperren in Privathaushalten: Empirische Ergebnisse aus der Allgemeinen Sozialberatung [Factors correlated with utility arrears and power cut-offs in Germany: Empirical evidence fr," ZEW Discussion Papers 17-061, ZEW - Leibniz Centre for European Economic Research.
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    Keywords

    Stromsperren; Verschuldung; Stromschulden;
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    JEL classification:

    • H55 - Public Economics - - National Government Expenditures and Related Policies - - - Social Security and Public Pensions
    • D12 - Microeconomics - - Household Behavior - - - Consumer Economics: Empirical Analysis
    • D18 - Microeconomics - - Household Behavior - - - Consumer Protection
    • Q41 - Agricultural and Natural Resource Economics; Environmental and Ecological Economics - - Energy - - - Demand and Supply; Prices

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