Heat or Eat?: An empirical analysis of U.K. cold weather income support
Beatty, Timothy K.M.
We investigate whether households trade off spending on food and spending on heating. We use a large sample of households from the United Kingdom and Norther Ireland over the period 1974-2007. We find evidence that low-income households reduce food expenditure during periods of colder than average weather. In contrast, wealthier households increase spending on food during colder than average weather. Further we investigate the efficacy of the Winter Fuel Payment, a social program designed to mitigate the effects of energy costs.
Deprivation, Food Expenditure, Heat or Eat, Consumer/Household Economics, Food Consumption/Nutrition/Food Safety, Food Security and Poverty, D12, Q18,
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