MODELLING VEHICLE OWNERSHIP AND USE IN LOW INCOME COUNTRIES. IN: THE AUTOMOBILE

Car ownership and use is expanding throughout the world. While most of it is happening in the developed world, growth is also occurring in many poorer nations. This paper looks at the factors influencing the ownership of vehicles in low income countries and the way they are used. Also considered is forecasting which practical orientation affects the overall approach of the study. The true reason for the work is a perception that considerably improved forecasting models of vehicle ownership and use are required for economic planning purposes in less economically developed countries. The study has generated results which are initiatively reasonable and cross reference well with the limited work conducted elsewhere. It indicates that as low income countries become more prosperous there is an inevitable and rapid rise in their car ownership and use. Commercial goods vehicle numbers also rise.

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    • Originally published in: Journal of Transport Economics and Policy, 1993, 27 (1), January, 51-67.
  • Corporate Authors:

    Edward Elgar Publishers

    William Pratt House, 9 Dewey Court
    Northampton, MA  United States  01060-3815
  • Authors:
    • Button, K
    • Ngoe, N
    • HINE, J
  • Publication Date: 2003

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  • English

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  • Accession Number: 00964087
  • Record Type: Publication
  • ISBN: 1840647973
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Oct 29 2003 12:00AM