Prospective life course and mobility of young victorians

Alexa Delbosc, Farhana Naznin

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Many studies have explored whether young adults are using cars less than previous generations. We now know that where reductions in car-based mobility have occurred, they are often linked to delays in adult life stage transitions among the millennial generation. What is not yet known is whether millennials will revert entirely to the car-based mobility of previous generations when they ‘grow up’. This study is the first to measure the predicted future life course of young adults and link it to their travel behaviour and attitudes. It aims to explore the diversity of life paths among young adults, drawing from a survey of 885 21-25 year olds in Victoria, Australia. We found that young adults fell into one of five ‘prospective life course segments’ with distinct demographics, mobility patterns and attitudes. Although no-one can predict the future, the study provides additional insights into the diversity of life and mobility pathways among Australian millennials.

Original languageEnglish
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2018
EventAustralasian Transport Research Forum 2018 - Darwin, Australia
Duration: 30 Oct 20181 Nov 2018
Conference number: 40th (Proceedings)


ConferenceAustralasian Transport Research Forum 2018
Abbreviated titleATRF 2018
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