DP 2017-06

Energy Consumption, Weather Variability, and Gender in the Philippines: A Discrete/Continuous Approach

Using a discrete/continuous modeling approach, this paper analyzes energy use and consumption in the Philippines within the context of weather variability and gender. Consistent with energy stacking strategy where households use a combination of traditional and modern energy sources, this paper finds that households use multiple energy sources in different weather fluctuation scenarios. It also finds that weather variability has the highest effects on the electricity consumption of balanced and female-majority households that are female headed and in rural areas. Several policies are suggested.

Authors: Dacuycuy, Connie B.
Keywords: Philippines discrete/continuous approach weather variability gender energy choice energy consumption
Focus Area: Gender and development
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