A Companion to Transport, Space and Equity
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A Companion to Transport, Space and Equity

Edited by Robin Hickman, Beatriz Mella Lira, Moshe Givoni and Karst Geurs

With social inequity in urban spaces becoming an increasing concern in our modern world, The Elgar Companion to Transport, Space and Equity explores the relationships between transport and social equity. Transport systems and infrastructure investment can lead to inequitable travel behaviours, with certain socio-demographic groups using particular parts of the transport system and accessing particular activities and opportunities.
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Chapter 15: Using different approaches to evaluate individual social equity in transport

Mengqiu Cao, Yongping Zhang, Yuerong Zhang, Shengxiao Li and Robin Hickman


Mengqiu Cao, Yongping Zhang, Yuerong Zhang, Shengxiao Li and Robin Hickman apply different social equity measures, including the Capability Approach, Gini coefficient, Atkinson index, Palma ratio, Pietra ratio, Schutz coefficient and Theil index, in relation to transport and social equity in the neighbourhood of Tuqiao, Beijing. This is a migrant-rich, low income neighbourhood, adjacent to the East Sixth Ring Road and Batong Subway Line One extension. Gender, age, hukou, incumbent population, personal income and car ownership are related to travel and travel experience.

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