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In recent years, the Sustainable Development Goals has managed to shepherd the reduction of energy poverty and extension of sustainable energy, making both international objectives. Using two-period data collected in Bangladesh, we assess the impact of the solar home system (SHS), a promising technology to facilitate multidimensional outcomes from both monetary and non-monetary aspects such as education, health, and security. The results revealed that SHS contributes to the reduced consumption of cow dung and kerosene; extended study hours for children aged 6–15 years; and increased non-farm income and expenditures on food, clothing, and education. However, no significant effect was observed on security and health conditions

Masamitsu Kurata (), Noriatsu Matsui (), Yukio Ikemoto () and Hiromi Tsuboi ()
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Masamitsu Kurata: Sophia University
Noriatsu Matsui: Teikyo University
Yukio Ikemoto: University of Tokyo
Hiromi Tsuboi: Akita University

Economics Bulletin, 2018, vol. 38, issue 2, 995-1013

Keywords: multidimensional poverty; solar home systems; rural electrification; Bangladesh (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: O1 I3 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 2018-05-12
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