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This section contains scientific articles, reports and other documents related to energy poverty.

Free, S., Howden-Chapman, P., Pierse, N., Viggers, H. and the Housing, Heating and Health Study Research Team

New Zealand homes are underheated by international standards, with average indoor temperatures below the WHO recommended minimum of 188C. Research has highlighted the connection between low indoor temperatures and adverse health outcomes, including social functioning and psychological well-being...Read more

Barnes, M., Butt, S. and Tomaszewski, W.

Bad housing can take many forms, embracing issues such as the physical conditions of the accommodation and overcrowding. Whilst the presence of a link between bad housing and child outcomes has been acknowledged in a number of studies, relatively little is understood about the nature of this...Read more

Mahoney, S. & Stockton, H.

In this study, prepared for National Grid Affordable Warmth Solutions by The Children’s Society and National Energy Action, we explored the effects of living in fuel-poor households on everyday life, the tactics that people deploy to try to cope with these, and some of the unintended...Read more

Somerville, M., Mackenzie, I., Owen, P. and Miles, D.

The objective of this study was to evaluate the use of NHS money to improve health by improving housing conditions. A pilot study assessing health outcomes before and after improving housing conditions was conducted, studying 72 children with previously diagnosed asthma living in 59 damp houses...Read more

Frank, D.A., Neault, N.B., Skalicky, A., Cook, J.T., Wilson, J.D., Levenson, S., Meyers, A.F., Heeren, T., Cutts, D.B., Casey, P.H., Black, M.M. and Berkowitz, C.

Even within a low-income renter sample, Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program benefits seem to reach families at the highest social and medical risk with more food insecurity and higher rates of low birth-weight children. Nevertheless, after adjustment for differences in background risk,...Read more

Stockton, H. & Garrett, L.

The aim of this research was to explore and understand better the impact of different energy payment methods on the energy use and rationing practices of low-income families with children; and in particular households that use prepayment meters versus those that do not.Read more