The usefulness of social exclusion to inform social policy in transport

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Journal Article

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policy - social exclusion


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


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.


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


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