Causality Linkages among Energy Poverty, Income Inequality, Income Poverty and Growth: A System Dynamic Modelling Approach

Ghulam Murtaza, Muhammad Zahir Faridi

Abstract


The energy services stipulation of a country discloses its
importance as a decency of course of action necessary for economic
prosperity, lessening the poverty and depolarising the social asymmetry
[Barnes, et al. (2011)]. The accomplishment of basic needs of energy
services that include excess to electricity, commercial use of energy
for production process as well as usage of electricity in the
residential areas and modern use of energy sources for cooking purposes
portraits an image of high-quality living standard of individuals and
offers a way forward to economic development.12 The notion of pro-poor
growth is well documented in the recent literature for assurance of
thinning the poverty that is congregated through translation of growth
into the lives of poor by reshaping the income distribution23 for
marginalised group of people. Ekouevi and Tuntivate (2012) and studies
of international agencies [AGECC (2010); WHO (2006); UNDP and WHO
(2009)] have preliminary acknowledged the need of improving the access
to reliable and affordable modern energy services in the developing
economies for economic prosperity and social welfare of
individuals.

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DOI: https://doi.org/10.30541/v54i4I-IIpp.407-425

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