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Energy Poverty in Ecuador

Quishpe Sinailin Pablo (), Paloma Taltavull de La Paz () and Francisco Juárez
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Quishpe Sinailin Pablo: Faculty of Economics, Central University of Ecuador; 170401 Quito, Ecuador

Sustainability, 2019, vol. 11, issue 22, 1-19

Abstract: This paper aims to identify the presence of energy poverty in Ecuador. Three indicators proposed by the European Union Energy Poverty Observatory (EPOV) are used to construct a multidimensional energy poverty index (MEPI) based on measure conditions associated with energy poverty, in areas related to delays in the payment of electricity bills, disproportionate expenses, hidden energy poverty, and the 10% Boardman (1991) rule. The information comes from the Ecuatorian Life Conditions Survey. The results show that energy poverty is present in Ecuadorian households, at the national level, and just as these indicators have restrictions, advantages and disadvantages, which demand decisions about the choice of their use.

Keywords: Poverty measurement; Poverty analysis; Household analysis; Energy poverty; Ecuador (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: O13 Q Q0 Q2 Q3 Q5 Q56 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 2019
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