The Housing and Heating of Low-income Households

Author: Sandra Hutton
Organisation:
Social Policy Research Unit
University of York
Date: 1997
Location: England

The term ‘low-income households’ is commonly used in studies of domestic energy use. Invariably, the assumption is made that all households that fall within this classification face similar risks. However, this category covers a multitude of property formats of different ages and builds, as well as a variety of household types and a considerable spectrum of incomes. Understanding which households are most vulnerable is important to be able to effectively target interventions.

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