THE TRANSPORTATION NEEDS OF SINGLE SALARIED MOTHERS; A CRITICAL ANALYSIS
This paper analyzes the travel patterns of single mothers 1) to question whether their behavior can be explained by economic variables alone, and 2) to identify how policy analysts might best address the underlying causes of their transportation problems--and those of their children. The analyses show that single mothers have travel patterns which a) are different from comparable married parents of either sex, and b) are not influenced by simple economic variables. The paper concludes that single mothers are a very vulnerable group even if they have moderate incomes; their children are more at risk than those of married couples because they may be forced to make dangerous or dysfunctional travel choices. To respond, policymakers must pay serious attention to the daily realities which create the travel problems of single mothers and their children.
University of Texas, AustinSchool of Architecture
Austin, TX United States 78712-1075
- Rosenbloom, S
- Publication Date: 1988-12
- Features: Figures; Tables;
- Pagination: 41 p.
- TRT Terms: Children; Females; Parents; Transportation policy; Travel patterns
- Uncontrolled Terms: Single mothers
- Subject Areas: Highways; Planning and Forecasting; Policy; Public Transportation; I72: Traffic and Transport Planning;
- Accession Number: 00608632
- Record Type: Publication
- Files: TRIS
- Created Date: May 31 1991 12:00AM