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Women’s issues in transportation

Stephanie Ortoleva and Marc Brenman

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/9781861345707.003.0014
Women’s issues in transportation

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This chapter looks at transportation issues from a women's-rights perspective. Women are not included as a separate category in the civil-rights legislation surrounding transport provision and spending. This chapter asserts that they should be, on the grounds that women are persistently disadvantaged by the transport system. It discusses policy approaches that create parallels to civil-rights laws in the USA, as well as social-exclusion theory, community- and social-impact-assessment procedures, avoidance and mitigation of damage, and valuing women's transportation. The chapter makes recommendations on where changes should be made to existing policy and practice. It also presents a case study of successful implementation in the field and describes what a new feminist paradigm for transportation might look like.

Keywords: woman's rights; transportation issues; civil-rights legislation; transport provision; civil-rights laws

Chapter.  8990 words. 

Subjects: Social Stratification, Inequality, and Mobility

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