The study sought to determine the effects of cold-weather periods on budgets and nutritional outcomes among poor American families. Both poor and richer families increased fuel expenditures in response to unusually cold weather. Poor families reduced food expenditures by roughly the same amount...Read more
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
The aim of this study was to identify the actors in the non-profit associative sector involved in helping the most disadvantaged segments of the population. This served to gather data that could be used to facilitate universal access to energy and to implement effective preventive actions to...Read more
Fuel poverty is estimated to affect millions of people in the UK, and older people are especially vulnerable. Most research into fuel poverty has drawn upon quantitative paradigms. The aim of this study, therefore, was to investigate the perceptions and experiences of older women in relation to...Read more
This report outlines the evidence base concerning fuel poverty and its impacts on the physical and mental health of the young. Impacts are discussed by age group, with the report outlining the extent to which health effects vary depending on age. Effects on infants are largely concerned with...Read more
This paper reports the results of research carried out as part of the national health impact evaluation of the Warm Front Scheme, a government initiative aimed at alleviating fuel poverty in England. Semi-structured interviews were carried out in a purposive sample of 49 households which...Read more
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