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Qualifying accessibility to education to investigate spatial equity

Bruna Pizzol, Mariana Giannotti and Diego Bogado Tomasiello

Journal of Transport Geography, 2021, vol. 96, issue C

Abstract: Most accessibility studies are usually related to the number of potential reachable opportunities, disregarding attributes related to quality. Schools are usually distributed in the city, but does the quality of the service in these schools provide spatial equity to access the educational system? This study investigates accessibility to education considering different modes of transport and the quality of schools. It calculates and compares potential accessibility and revealed mobility in a highly unequal context, focusing on elementary schools in São Paulo, the largest city in Latin America. The empirical research reveals disparities between public and private schools regarding the quality and transport mode, unfolding spatial inequity. We hope that these findings provide further insights into better planning our cities for young people to move, study and live.

Keywords: Potential accessibility; Revealed mobility; Education; Quality of service; Spatial equity (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 2021
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DOI: 10.1016/j.jtrangeo.2021.103199

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