Title

The usefulness of social exclusion to inform social policy in transport

Document Type

Journal Article

Publication Date

7-2009

Subject Area

policy - social exclusion

Keywords

social exclusion, transport, social policy, social capital, psychological measures

Abstract

This article examines a variety of conceptualisations and measurement approaches to social exclusion and the usefulness of these to understanding social policy as it relates to transport. It argues that there is a need to broaden the criteria to encompass all aspects of well-being, the broad outcome desired to optimise a person's mobility. Understanding of the importance of interpersonal interactions is not well covered under the ambit of social exclusion, thus the need for measures around social capital and community. Additionally, there is a need to include measures of psychological factors, to comprehensively understand transport outcomes for people.

Rights

Permission to publish the abstract given by Elsevier. Copyright remains with Elsevier.

Comments

Transport Policy Home Page: http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/journal/0967070X

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