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dc.contributor.authorSarkodie, Samuel Asumadu
dc.contributor.authorAdams, Samuel
dc.identifier.citationSarkodie, S. A. & Adams, S. (2020). Electricity access and income inequality in South Africa: Evidence from Bayesian and NARDL analyses. Energy Strategy Reviews, 29. doi:en_US
dc.description.abstractAccess to modern energy services including electricity is fundamental to fulfilling basic social needs, driving economic growth and fueling human development, hence, the pathway out of poverty to prosperity. This study examined the impact of income level, inequality in the distribution of income and the control of corruption on access to electricity from 1990-2017 in South Africa, using Bayesian and nonlinear autoregressive distributed lag (NARDL) estimation approach. The long-run asymmetric effects of income level reveal a positive impact on electricity access, thus, validating the initial positive symmetric effect. While income inequality has positive effect on accessibility, corruption appears to hinder the roadmap towards achieving energy for all. Even though economic development is crucial to materialize access to electricity, yet, efficient and effective financing and investment climate alone are not enough to warrant energy security, but, right policies, good governance and institutional quality.en_US
dc.rightsAttribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 Internasjonal*
dc.titleElectricity access and income inequality in South Africa : Evidence from Bayesian and NARDL analysesen_US
dc.typePeer revieweden_US
dc.typeJournal articleen_US
dc.rights.holder© 2020 The Author(s)en_US
dc.subject.nsiVDP::Samfunnsvitenskap: 200en_US
dc.subject.nsiVDP::Samfunnsvitenskap: 200::Økonomi: 210en_US
dc.subject.nsiVDP::Teknologi: 500en_US
dc.source.journalEnergy Strategy Reviewsen_US
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