DETERMINING THE FUTURE MOBILITY NEEDS OF THE ELDERLY: DEVELOPMENT OF A METHODOLOGY

The transportation needs of the elderly are investigated with particular emphasis on the relationships between travel and a variety of lifestyles among the elderly. A methodology for identifying lifestyle groups within a population as a function of travel demands, socioeconomic and demographic characteristics, and residential location patterns is presented. The methodology involves the application of factor and cluster analysis to census data describing the population. Data from Los Angeles County are utilized as a specific case study. Lifestyle groups of the elderly (aged 65 and older) and middle-aged (aged 45-64) populations are examined for similar characteristics and location patterns. The results suggest that the future mobility needs of the elderly can be anticipated by studying the lifestyles and activity patterns of younger age groups and by forecasting economic and housing trends.

  • Corporate Authors:

    University of California, Los Angeles

    School of Architecture and Urban Planning
    Los Angeles, CA  USA  90024

    Department of Transportation

    Office of University Research, 1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE
    Washington, DC  USA  20590
  • Authors:
    • Wachs, M
    • Blanchard, R D
    • Bunker, J B
    • Westfall, M
  • Publication Date: 1976-6

Media Info

  • Pagination: 256 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00151174
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Report/Paper Numbers: DOT/TST-76-T/3 Final Rpt.
  • Contract Numbers: DOT-OS-50109
  • Files: NTIS, TRIS, USDOT
  • Created Date: Mar 30 1981 12:00AM