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

Tanner, L.M., et al.
2013
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This review identified socioeconomic, housing and behavioural factors associated with a range of cold weather-related adverse health or social outcomes. Only tentative conclusions can be drawn due to the limitations of existing research. More robust studies are needed to address the...Read more

Maidment, Christopher D.; Jones, Christopher R.; Webb, Thomas L.; Hathway, E. Abigail; Gilbertson, Jan M.
2014
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It is widely accepted that interventions designed to promote household energy efficiency, like insulation, central heating and double glazing, can help to reduce cold-related illnesses and associated stress by making it easier for residents to keep their homes warm. However, these interventions...Read more

Chapman, R., Howden-Chapman, P., Viggers, H., O'Dea, D. and Kennedy, M.
2009
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Housing is an important environmental influence on population health, and there is growing evidence of health effects from indoor environment characteristics such as low indoor temperatures. However, there is relatively little research, and thus little firm guidance, on the cost-effectiveness of...Read more

Critchley, R., Gilbertson, J., Grimsley, M., Green, G. and Warm Front Study Group
2007
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This study investigated explanatory factors for persistent cold temperatures in homes which have received heating improvements. It included an analysis of data from a national survey of dwellings and households (in England occupied by low-income residents) that had received heating improvements...Read more

Evans, J., Hyndman, S., Stewart-Brown, S., Smith, D. and Petersen, S.
2000
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This study shows that being unable to keep the home warm enough in winter is more strongly associated with health outcomes than is damp housing. However, as cold and damp housing are closely related, it is likely that their combined effects are shown in these results. The importance of worry as...Read more

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