Journal article

The determinants of commuting satisfaction in low-income population: A case study of Xi'an, China

R Ye, H Titheridge

Travel Behaviour and Society | Elsevier BV | Published : 2019


A growing number of studies have investigated the relationship between travel characteristics and satisfaction with travel and life. However, little previous research has focused on low-income populations. Due to economic constraints, low-income populations have relatively fewer travel options, and are more likely to experience transport poverty, which may prevent them from participating in social activities, reducing their life chances and wellbeing. Studying factors contributing to lower levels of travel satisfaction of low-income populations is important to improve their life satisfaction of and overall societal wellbeing. Drawing on recent survey data from Xi'an, China, this study explor..

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Funding Acknowledgements

We thank the Royal Geographical Society with IBG Hong Kong Research Grant for providing funding support to conduct the survey. Runing Ye thanks the joint funding support from UCL Overseas Research Scholarships and China Scholarship Council.