Mobility of the Chinese Urban Poor - A Case Study of Hefei City
AbstractIn a rapid economic development environment with rising income, escalating motorization, and growing urbanization, it is natural for government policies to focus on solving congestion related problems caused by the increased car ownership and usage. The mobility needs of the urban poor have been traditionally neglected in policy and in practice, particularly in developing countries. This paper addresses the mobility challenges the urban poor are facing based on a household travel survey in the City of Hefei in China. It first presents travel behaviors, transportation costs and commuting problems of the urban poor. It then discusses the urban transportation policy implications and examines the prevailing trends of urban transportation policies and plans in Chinese cities. Policy recommendations are suggested to improve the mobility needs of the urban poor.
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Bibliographic InfoPaper provided by University of Nevada, Reno, Department of Economics & University of Nevada, Reno , Department of Resource Economics in its series Working Papers with number 06-004.
Length: 20 pages
Date of creation: Dec 2006
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Urban transportation; poverty; mobility;
Other versions of this item:
- Zhong-Ren Peng & Yi Zhu & Shunfeng Song, 2008. "Mobility of the Chinese Urban Poor: A Case Study of Hefei City," Chinese Economy, M.E. Sharpe, Inc., vol. 41(1), pages 36-57, January.
- R40 - Urban, Rural, Regional, Real Estate, and Transportation Economics - - Transportation Economics - - - General
- J60 - Labor and Demographic Economics - - Mobility, Unemployment, Vacancies, and Immigrant Workers - - - General
This paper has been announced in the following NEP Reports:
- NEP-ALL-2007-01-14 (All new papers)
- NEP-CNA-2007-01-14 (China)
- NEP-DEV-2007-01-14 (Development)
- NEP-GEO-2007-01-14 (Economic Geography)
- NEP-TRA-2007-01-14 (Transition Economics)
- NEP-URE-2007-01-14 (Urban & Real Estate Economics)
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