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Examining the empirical evidence of transport inequality in the US and UK

Kelly Clifton and Karen Lucas

in Running on empty

Published by Policy Press

Published in print October 2004 | ISBN: 9781861345707
Published online March 2012 | e-ISBN: 9781447303282 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1332/policypress/9781861345707.003.0003
Examining the empirical evidence of transport inequality in the US and UK

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On the basis that most social policy is concerned with addressing the unequal effects of the market distribution of goods and services in the interest of the welfare of citizens, this chapter presents the empirical evidence of transport inequality in the UK and US. It draws out the similarities and differences in transport access and travel behaviour between the average population and different social groups within each country. Where the data allows, the discussion makes direct comparisons between the UK and the US circumstances. It considers the implications of these inequities in relation to wider quality-of-life issues – such as access to work, education, healthcare, and other basic amenities – identifies how widely these issues have been examined within the existing body of research, and highlights gaps in this knowledge base.

Keywords: market distribution; US; UK; transport inequality; transport access; travel behaviour

Chapter.  7702 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Social Stratification, Inequality, and Mobility

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