Original title: The long-term impact of energy poverty and its mitigation on educational attainment: evidence from China
Authors: Martirosyan, Yervand
Document type: Research reports
Year: 2023
Language: eng
Series: CERGE-EI Working Paper Series, volume: 761
Abstract: Existing studies demonstrate the short-run connection between environmental conditions and academic performance. However, the long-term effects of exposure to adverse living conditions on academic achievement remain underexplored. This study investigates the long-term impact of energy poverty, and policy interventions aimed at alleviating it, on the academic performance of Chinese schoolchildren starting from infancy. It specifically utilizes the Huai River Policy, which provides free winter heating exclusively to northern regions in China but not to adjacent southern regions. My findings suggest a significant positive influence of winter heating on schoolchildren’s academic performance, with a more pronounced effect for children born during winter months. The insights gained from this research could inform policy debates to enhance educational outcomes and human well-being.\n
Keywords: academic performance; climate; energy poverty

Institution: Economics Institute AS ČR (web)
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External URL: https://cerge-ei.cz/pdf/wp/Wp761.pdf
Original record: https://hdl.handle.net/11104/0346909

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