sh.sePublications
Change search
ReferencesLink to record
Permanent link

Direct link
Perceptions of thermal comfort and housing quality: exploring the microgeographies of energy poverty in Stakhanov, Ukraine
Södertörn University, School of Social Sciences, Sociology. Södertörn University, School of Social Sciences, SCOHOST (Stockholm Centre on Health of Societies in Transition). Umeå University.
Södertörn University, School of Social Sciences, Sociology. Södertörn University, School of Social Sciences, SCOHOST (Stockholm Centre on Health of Societies in Transition).
2013 (English)In: Environment and planning A, ISSN 0308-518X, E-ISSN 1472-3409, Vol. 45, no 5, 1240-1257 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

The growing recognition of the importance of indoor environments as 'active political-ecological spaces' has rarely been followed up by a systematic empirical engagement with the constituent dynamics and conceptual issues associated with infrastructural deprivation in this domain, particularly in non-Western contexts. Therefore, we investigate the relationship between self-reported perceptions of thermal comfort in the home, on the one hand, and a range of sociodemographic, housing, and health-related variables, on the other, via a quantitative analysis of a large-scale survey undertaken in the Eastern Ukrainian town of Stakhanov. Using the perceived level of thermal comfort as a starting point for its empirical explorations, we estimate the number and type of households who feel that they are receiving inadequate energy services in the home. Special attention is paid to the role of buildings in shaping the perceptions of thermal comfort.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2013. Vol. 45, no 5, 1240-1257 p.
National Category
Sociology
Identifiers
URN: urn:nbn:se:sh:diva-19536DOI: 10.1068/a45132ISI: 000320635800016ScopusID: 2-s2.0-84878320682OAI: oai:DiVA.org:sh-19536DiVA: diva2:642114
Available from: 2013-08-20 Created: 2013-08-20 Last updated: 2014-01-31Bibliographically approved

Open Access in DiVA

No full text

Other links

Publisher's full textScopus

Search in DiVA

By author/editor
Petrova, SaskaGentile, MichaelMäkinen, Ilkka HenrikBouzarovski, Stefan
By organisation
SociologySCOHOST (Stockholm Centre on Health of Societies in Transition)
In the same journal
Environment and planning A
Sociology

Search outside of DiVA

GoogleGoogle Scholar

Altmetric score

Total: 108 hits
ReferencesLink to record
Permanent link

Direct link