In the last decade there has been a continued increase in the presence of a second worker in the Australian household. Combined with this increase has been a growing importance placed on a wide variety of extra school activities for children as adjuncts to the educational process. The degree to which these activities take place outside the home or school, together with the increased difficulty for parents to act as chauffeurs when both are involved in full-time jobs, has created conflicts and difficulties not usually the subject of policy-maker's attention. This paper presents some perspectives of the children's part in the travelling world. In particular, the extent to which children take part in "serve passengers" activities is shown to be significant. Results of a large scale travel survey are used to give insight into the problems of both children's and parent's social well-being with particular reference to their involvement in discretionary fixed activities. The influence of the household's stage in the life cycle and the employment status of the parents are considered in some detail. For the covering abstract of the conference see TRIS 450428. (TRRL)

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  • Features: References; Tables;
  • Pagination: p. 85-100

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  • Accession Number: 00450436
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Institute for Road Safety Research, SWOV
  • Files: ITRD, TRIS
  • Created Date: Nov 30 1985 12:00AM