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Socio-economic- and Gender-based Differentials in Choice of Sustainable Mode of Transport: Evidence from Jaipur, India

Taru Saigal, Arun Kr. Vaish and N. V. M. Rao

Millennial Asia, 2022, vol. 13, issue 2, 317-338

Abstract: Climate change, fuelled by the growing transportation sector, is a pressing global challenge. There is a need to promote such a system of transportation, which is not only efficient but also sustainable. Using descriptive statistics complemented with a logit model of choice probabilities implemented on survey data from a city in a developing country, this study aims to examine the impact ‘of different socio-economic factors on the choice of sustainable modes of transport while also highlighting how these choices are different for men and women—the group of working population, those with the highest level of education, the group which is the most socio-economically well-off and the population of men most unlikely to prefer sustainable modes of transport. The study emphasizes the need to incorporate the varying demands of different socio-economic groups while formulating transportation policies so as to hamper neither the goal of sustainability nor the goal of women empowerment.

Keywords: Sustainability; mode of transport; socio-economic factors; gender; logit model; developing country (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 2022
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DOI: 10.1177/0976399621993432

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