Mobility and labour market exclusion in the Barcelona Metropolitan Region


Angel Cebollada

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Journal Article

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Subject Area

policy - social exclusion, mode - mass transit, mode - subway/metro


Transit, Social exclusion, Public transit, Mobility, Metropolitan areas, Mass transit, Manpower requirements, Manpower, Local transit, Labor market, Labor estimates, Conurbations, Barcelona (Spain)


This article analyzes the relationship between daily mobility and labor market exclusion. In many areas of the Barcelona Metropolitan Region, the predominant car-based mobility model and the secondary role of public transport discriminate against non-car users when it comes to job opportunities. This territory's capacity to generate labor market inclusion is analyzed based on multi-functionality and the level of public transport services which, in turn, serve as a basis for three territorial classifications: non-excluding, semi-excluding and excluding.


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