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Gender inequality in mobility and mode choice in Pakistan

Adeel, Muhammad (2017) Gender inequality in mobility and mode choice in Pakistan. Transportation, 44 (6). pp. 1519-1534. ISSN 0049-4488

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Identification Number: 10.1007/s11116-016-9712-8


Using the nationally representative dataset of the 2007 Pakistan Time-Use Survey, this paper examines gender differences in daily trip rate, mode choice, travel duration, and purpose of travel, which are previously unreported because of limited data availability. Wide gender mobility gaps are observed in the country, where women are less likely to travel, are half as mobile as men and may rely heavily on walking. The particular social and cultural context of the country, that renders women as private, secluded and family honor, seems influential in shaping their mobility and choice of activities. Demographic factors such as age, household income, and marital status significantly decrease female mobility levels. Hence, these findings call for a gender-based culturally responsive transportation policy in the country.

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Additional Information: © 2016 Springer International Publishing AG
Divisions: LSE Cities
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HM Sociology
H Social Sciences > HT Communities. Classes. Races
Date Deposited: 31 May 2016 14:51
Last Modified: 22 May 2024 05:33

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