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Connie B. Dacuycuy
 
''Energy consumption, weather fluctuation, and household composition in the Philippines''
( 2019, Vol. 39 No.1 )
 
 
Using a discrete/continuous modeling approach, the total energy consumption for a benchmark household is predicted and the consumption with heat index deviation relative to the consumption without is also analyzed. This paper finds that weather fluctuations and household composition are important factors in energy consumption. Based on the prediction exercises, the paper finds that the increase in the consumption of electricity, LPG, and charcoal is mainly driven by the consumption of female-headed female-majority households, female-headed male-majority households, and female-headed balanced households, respectively. While the paper cannot provide concrete evidence on the channels why this is the case, the combined effects of traditional gender roles and headship as sources of strong bargaining power in the household can potentially explain the results.
 
 
Keywords: energy consumption, weather fluctuation, household composition, Philippines
JEL: I3 - Welfare and Poverty: General
Q4 - Energy: General
 
Manuscript Received : Mar 26 2018 Manuscript Accepted : Feb 18 2019

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