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dc.contributor.authorJones, Alasdair John Howard
dc.contributor.authorGoodman, Anna
dc.contributor.authorRoberts, Helen
dc.contributor.authorSteinbach, Rebecca
dc.contributor.authorGreen, Judith
dc.date.accessioned2013-07-15T15:17:26Z
dc.date.available2013-07-15T15:17:26Z
dc.date.issued2013-08
dc.identifier.citationJones , A J H , Goodman , A , Roberts , H , Steinbach , R & Green , J 2013 , ' Entitlement to concessionary public transport and wellbeing : a qualitative study of young people and older citizens in London, UK ' , Social Science and Medicine , vol. 91 , pp. 202-209 . https://doi.org/10.1016/j.socscimed.2012.11.040
dc.identifier.otherPURE: 694647
dc.identifier.otherPURE UUID: 68960a47-f75e-4bda-8032-0b22e5e81425
dc.identifier.otherScopus: 84880331811
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/2299/11085
dc.description.abstractPublic transport in all countries, rich and poor, facilitates access to some of the determinants of health including employment, and health and educational services. Some cities (largely in higher income countries) now provide incentives to use public transport. Drawing on qualitative data from two groups typically at risk of transport exclusion, this paper focuses on young (12-18 years of age) and older (60+ years of age) bus users’ accounts of bus travel and of the travel concessions they receive. Both groups perceived that their entitlement to free bus travel reflected their social worth, but that entitlement to particular spaces on the bus reflected less valued social attributes such as need or vulnerability. Their free bus journeys were related to social inclusion through enhancing a sense of belonging: to the city, and to a collective ‘public’. We focus on the ways in which entitlement to public transport can mediate the relationships between mobility and wellbeing. These findings are important because while much research has focussed on ‘active travel’ modes and health, fewer studies look at the relationship between public transport use and wider health and social benefits.en
dc.language.isoeng
dc.relation.ispartofSocial Science and Medicine
dc.rightsOpen
dc.subjectBelonging
dc.subjectPublic transport
dc.subjectYoung people
dc.subjectOlder citizens
dc.subjectEntitlement
dc.subjectInequalities
dc.subjectHealth
dc.subjectUnited Kingdom
dc.titleEntitlement to concessionary public transport and wellbeing : a qualitative study of young people and older citizens in London, UKen
dc.contributor.institutionOffice of the Vice-Chancellor
dc.contributor.institutionNursing, Midwifery and Social Work
dc.description.statusPeer reviewed
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dcterms.dateAccepted2013-08
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