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Energy Insecurity among Families with Children

Diana Hernandez; Yumiko Aratani; Yang Jiang

Title:
Energy Insecurity among Families with Children
Author(s):
Hernandez, Diana
Aratani, Yumiko
Jiang, Yang
Date:
Type:
Reports
Department(s):
National Center for Children in Poverty
Sociomedical Sciences
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Series:
Making Work Supports Work Publications
Geographic Area:
United States
Publisher:
National Center for Children in Poverty, Columbia University
Publisher Location:
New York
Abstract:
Energy insecurity (EI) reflects an inability to adequately meet basic household heating, cooling, and energy needs. EI is a pervasive and often-overlooked problem for low-income families with children. Conceptually, EI is a multi-dimensional construct that describes the interplay between structural conditions of housing and the costs of household energy. This brief describes the extent of economic EI, — disproportionate share of household income allocated to utility expenses among families with children, by family income, demographic characteristics, and geographical area, using the 2011 American Community Survey.
Subject(s):
Poor children
Poor families
Working poor
Energy consumption--Costs
Energy security
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Suggested Citation:
Diana Hernandez, Yumiko Aratani, Yang Jiang, , Energy Insecurity among Families with Children, Columbia University Academic Commons, .

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