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Energy Café -- Caste system and energy inequalities

Among their many privileges, India's wealthiest households can rely on a consistent supply of electricity and access to cooking gas. The situation is rather different for other social groups, however. In this café Dr Vibhor Saxena will discuss how lower caste and tribal households can have less access to electricity and cooking fuel, even when controlling for other factors like income or education.

Vibhor is a Development Economist and his research is focused on the issues of energy, education, health and labour. He is currently working on the intersection of energy and gender relations in developing countries; health uptake in Uganda; and domestic violence and education outcomes in the UK. In the past, Vibhor has extensively worked on energy inequality; demography and health; and microfinance. His research style is mainly evidence based and employs econometric models and statistical software to test conjectures. Vibhor has experience in using large scale, nationally representative, cross-sectional and longitudinal data sets in his research. Vibhor equally enjoys his teaching and research supervision in stats, econometrics, and development at the UG and PG level.

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