Journal article

Social exclusion: The roles of mobility and bridging social capital in regional Australia

John Stanley, Janet Stanley, Camila Balbontin, David Hensher

TRANSPORTATION RESEARCH PART A-POLICY AND PRACTICE | PERGAMON-ELSEVIER SCIENCE LTD | Published : 2019

Abstract

Mobility is a fundamental requirement for well-functioning regions and for socially included residents. The paper first examines the role of mobility in promoting social inclusion of regional residents. Discussing the groups of regional people most likely to be at risk of social exclusion, because of poor mobility opportunities, the paper notes pre-school children as a new focus for policy and research attention. It then highlights the importance of trip making and building bridging social capital to reduce the risk of social exclusion in a regional setting, showing that, while regional people at high risk of social exclusion may achieve relatively high trip making (mobility, often via activ..

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