GENDER, TRANSPORT AND EMPLOYMENT: THE IMPACT OF TRAVEL CONSTRAINTS. CHAPTER 6. ORGANISING THE DOMESTIC PORTFOLIO: GENDER AND SKILL

This chapter attempts to develop a skills perspective relevant to women and transport. It is possible to investigate the ways in which women might more or less skilfully organise their paid and unpaid activities, and the relationship between them. This skills perspective uses two types of empirical material: (1) the behavioural description of women's activities and the actual and potential linkages between activities, persons, times and places; (2) data identifying women's usage of different transport modes, the transport environment, and their evaluations of each. The latter data provide a picture of how women move around to perform activities, and move from one activity to another. These two data bases are combined with the skills model, to provide the beginnings of a skills analysis and show how to attempt further work of this kind. It is found that not all women are equally skilled in organising their domestic portfolio. The meanings that women attach to particular transport modes and travel environments depend on the frequency with which they are used. Those who travel more find travel less fearful, while those who avoid travel tend to avoid learning essential for acquiring skills. For the covering abstract of the book see IRRD 829787.

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    Avebury, Gower Publishing Company

    Gower House, Croft Road
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  • Authors:
    • Hosking, D
  • Publication Date: 1989

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  • English

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  • Accession Number: 00606097
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Transport and Road Research Laboratory (TRRL)
  • ISBN: 0-566-05555-4
  • Files: ITRD, TRIS
  • Created Date: Mar 31 1991 12:00AM