This book brings together international and Australian researchers to examine links between transport disadvantage and impacts on social exclusion in the Australian context. A major aim of the book is to explore the issue of transport disadvantage. Unemployment, poor skills, low income, bad housing, old age and poor health have been identified as factors limiting participation of individuals in social and economic life as well as access to transport. It is not the intention of this book to see the adequate provision of transport as the ultimate or only solution to social disadvantage. Rather, the proposed focus is to provide a factual basis for its influence such that the appropriate position of transport as part of the solution might be identified. To this end, this introduction considers the causes of disadvantage as an important context for the book. This is considered prior to outlining the structure and form of the book.
|Title of host publication||No Way To Go: Transport and Social Disadvantage in Australian Communities|
|Editors||Graham Currie, Janet Stanley, John Stanley|
|Place of Publication||Clayton, Victoria, Australia|
|Publisher||Monash University Publishing|
|Pages||06.1 - 06.10|
|Number of pages||10|
|Publication status||Published - 2007|