Dynamics of car ownership and its use in France since the seventies: A gender analysis

Until the mid-70s the motorization was increased in France by household equipment (most generally with one car per household); since then it's the multi-equipment of the households that also goes with the individualization of the car use. The authors' analyses show the relationship between the pay employment and the motorization and the car use. Multi-adult (with a pay activity) households tend to be multi-motorized. In terms of car-use, the female still makes less mileage than the male but the gap between genders tends to decrease with the young generation. The analyses are based on the French National Travel Surveys (FNTS). These surveys were conducted on five occasions between 1966 and 2007, giving five different pictures of mobility and car ownership for French households, allowing detailed analyses over the period 1973-2007 from the four most recent surveys, which were restored and standardized. The definitions and principles of these surveys have not been modified since the outset, which makes the measurement of structural changes easier.


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  • Media Type: Digital/other
  • Features: Figures; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: pp 265-277
  • Monograph Title: Women's Issues in Transportation 5th International Conference. Proceedings: Bridging the Gap

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  • Accession Number: 01553854
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Feb 24 2015 9:07AM