Drivers of Electricity Poverty in Spanish Dwellings: A Quantile Regression Approach

Rafael de Arce, Ramón Mahía
2019 Energies  
The main objective of this article is to explore the causes of household electricity poverty in Spain from an innovative perspective. Based on evidence of energy inequality across households with different income levels, a quantile regression approach was used to better capture the heterogeneity of determinants of energy poverty across different levels of electricity expenditure. The results illustrate some interesting and counter-intuitive findings about the relationship between household
more » ... ween household income and electricity poverty, and the technical efficiency of quantile regression compared to the imprecise results of a standard single coefficient/OLS approach.
doi:10.3390/en12112089 fatcat:lgm5ckgaifaddem4x47sq2rafa