Lookup NU author(s): Dr Caitlin Robinson
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The vulnerabilities that enhance the likelihood of a household falling into fuel poverty are increasinglyrecognised as highly multidimensional and geographical. However, the most establishedindicators used to measure fuel poverty are primarily based upon expenditure. This paperseeks to understand to what extent expenditure-based indicators succeed in representingwider socio-spatial vulnerabilities that manifest in particular locales. Our analysis focuses uponEngland, where a policy review in 2012 led to the replacement of a 10% indicator with alow-income high-cost indicator. Fuel poverty estimates are scrutinized at a neighbourhoodscale, considering their relationship with a range of socio-economic, demographic and sociotechnicalcharacteristics. Place-based effects upon these relationships that arise from the widercontext within which each neighbourhood sits are also accounted for using geographicallyweighted regression. The findings suggest that a ‘one-size fits all’ expenditure-based indicatoris unlikely to capture the heterogeneous socio-spatial vulnerabilities that enhance the likelihoodof fuel poverty experienced between different demographics and geographical contexts
Author(s): Robinson C, Bouzarovski S, Lindley S
Publication type: Article
Publication status: Published
Journal: Environment and Planning A: Economy and Space
Print publication date: 01/08/2018
Online publication date: 20/03/2018
Acceptance date: 26/01/2018
Date deposited: 28/05/2019
ISSN (print): 0308-518X
ISSN (electronic): 1472-3409
Publisher: Sage Publications Ltd.
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