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Older female road users: A review
Swedish National Road and Transport Research Institute.
Swedish National Road and Transport Research Institute.
2001 (English)Report (Other (popular science, discussion, etc.))
Abstract [sv]

The present study reviews and critically discusses existing research on older

female road users. A

first finding was that research literature on older women in traffic is

scarce. In addition, the

methods used in the studies reviewed for this report were predominately

quantitative and there

were few observable attempts to a deeper understanding of the central

concepts, or of the main

findings. However, the existing research evidence shows that women and men do

indeed travel

differently. The women’s travel is in general limited to geographically

smaller areas and it is more

influenced by social factors than men'’s travel is. To some extent, such

gender-related differences

decrease with age. The nature and causes of gender differences in travel and

traffic behavior defy

easy explanations. In the current literature, the concepts of traffic, age,

and gender have not been

problematized and specific methodological problems related to the study of

gender or of aging

were not often mentioned. It is suggested that a wider perspective including

an increasing use of

qualitative methods might be useful for future research trying to fill in the

present gaps of

knowledge and understanding in this field.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Linköping: Statens väg- och transportforskningsinstitut., VTI rapport 467A , 2001.
VTI rapport, ISSN 0347-6030
Keyword [en]
English, Sweden, Old people, Woman, Road user, Mobility, Sociology, Modal choice, Driver, Journey, Behaviour
Research subject
Road: Traffic safety and accidents, Road: Road user behaviour; Road: Transport, society, policy and planning, Road: Personal transport
URN: urn:nbn:se:vti:diva-6334OAI: diva2:675209
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