The socio-demographic dimensions of energy poverty: a case study from Bytom, Poland

Grzegorz Libor, Stefan Bouzarovski

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Abstract

Energy poverty can be understood as the inability to secure a socially- and materially-necessitated level of energy services in the home. This article presents the results of empirical research on energy poverty in Bytom. The study was carried out using a questionnaire delivered to 121 persons living in Bytom. The questionnaire consisted of 20 single and multiple-choice questions. The primary aim of the research was to achieve typological representativeness by identifying the differences between six age categories. Some of the results confirm what is already known about the relationships between the age of the head of household and energy poverty, while others are surprising. On their basis it is possible to formulate some recommendations for local anti-poverty energy policies.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)63-77
Number of pages15
JournalUrban Development Issues
Volume57
Issue number1
Early online date27 Jun 2018
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2018

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