Quantifying the benefit of reduced social exclusion by major transport infrastructure investments

Social exclusion has been described as the existence of barriers which make it difficult or impossible for people to participate fully in society or to obtain a decent standard of living. Maximum participation in economic, social and community life is a defining characteristic of a well-rounded, sustainable and resilient society. Achieving this outcome for all Australians means preventing social exclusion and delivering policies and programs that support people to strengthen their ability to actively participate in the labour market and their communities. Access to transport provides opportunities to participate in the economy, education and training, and cultural and civic activities. The majority of transport infrastructure investment proposals in Australia typically focus on the economic benefits relating purely to travel outcomes. This paper aims to fill the gap by providing an approach to quantify the impact of transport investment on reducing social inclusion.

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  • Pagination: 12p
  • Monograph Title: Australasian Transport Research Forum, 8-10 December 2021, Brisbane, Queensland

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  • Accession Number: 01892452
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: ARRB Group Limited
  • Files: ITRD, ATRI
  • Created Date: Sep 6 2023 2:05PM