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Transport problems that matter – social and psychological links to transport disadvantage


  • Delbosc, Alexa
  • Currie, Graham


This paper presents an analysis exploring self-reported measures of transport disadvantage and how these relate to social exclusion and well-being in Melbourne, Australia. A sample of 535 individuals sourced from a household survey explores ratings of 18 types of transport problems. The questionnaire also measured social exclusion represented in five dimensions including income, unemployment, political engagement, participation in activities and social support networks. Well-being was also measured adopting standard psychological measures of ‘Satisfaction with Life’, ‘Personal Well-being Index,’ ‘Positive Affect’ and ‘Negative Affect’.

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  • Delbosc, Alexa & Currie, Graham, 2011. "Transport problems that matter – social and psychological links to transport disadvantage," Journal of Transport Geography, Elsevier, vol. 19(1), pages 170-178.
  • Handle: RePEc:eee:jotrge:v:19:y:2011:i:1:p:170-178
    DOI: 10.1016/j.jtrangeo.2010.01.003

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