PhD defence by Anders Rhiger Hansen

Anders has the 20 March 2017 defended his thesis with the title "Social Structures of heating consumption in households". 

Anders investigates how heating consumption is socially structured in households by taking a quantitative approach within sociology. Based on an empirical case of Danish households' energy consumption for heating of rooms and water in detached housing, he argues that households with higher level of income and education consumer more heat compared to households with lower level of income and education. Approximately one thirds result from differences in habits, while the rest two thirds relates to living conditions and how households are organized. The thesis also shows how habits are being shared through family relations and that the possibility to change these habits depend on their social and material context.

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