This book seeks to better conceptualise and define mobility poverty, addressing both its geographies and socio-economic landscapes. It moves beyond the analysis of ‘transport poverty’ and innovatively explores mobility inequalities and social construction of mobility disadvantages.

The debate on mobility poverty is gaining momentum due to its role in triggering social exclusion and economic deprivation. In this light, this book examines the social construction of mobility poverty by delving into mobility patterns and needs as they are differently experienced by social groups in different geographical situations. It considers factors such as the role of transport regimes and their social value when analysing the social construction of individual´s mobility needs. Furthermore, the gaps between articulated and unarticulated needs are identified by observing actual travel patterns of individuals. The book offers a comparison of the global phenomenon through fieldwork conducted in six different European countries – Greece, Portugal, Italy, Luxembourg, Romania and Germany.

This book will be useful reading for planners, sociologists, geographers, mobility/transport researchers, mobility advocates, policy-makers and transport practitioners.

The Open Access version of this book, available at https://doi.org/10.4324/9780367333317, has been made available under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 license.

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ByTobias Kuttler, Massimo Moraglio
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part Part I|38 pages

Social skills and individual aptitudes

chapter 1|16 pages

Learning mobility

ByTobias Kuttler, Massimo Moraglio
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chapter 2|10 pages

Unequal mobilities, network capital and mobility justice

ByTobias Kuttler, Massimo Moraglio
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chapter 3|10 pages

The impact of life events on travel behaviour

ByDelphine Grandsart
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part Part II|51 pages

Geographies of mobility poverty

chapter 4|20 pages

The spatial dimension of mobility poverty

ByTobias Kuttler
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chapter 5|17 pages

The urban arena

ByTobias Kuttler
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chapter 6|12 pages

The rural arena

ByStefano Borgato, Silvia Maffii, Cosimo Chiffi
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part Part III|82 pages

Societal roots and impacts

chapter 7|11 pages

Women and gender-related aspects

ByStefano Borgato, Silvia Maffii, Patrizia Malgieri, Cosimo Chiffi
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chapter 8|11 pages

People on low income and unemployed persons

ByStefano Borgato, Silvia Maffii, Simone Bosetti
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chapter 9|12 pages

Impacts on mobility in an ageing Europe

ByVasco Reis, André Freitas
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chapter 10|15 pages

The predicaments of European disabled people

ByVasco Reis, André Freitas
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chapter 11|18 pages

Migrants, ethnic minorities and mobility poverty

ByPatrick Egmond, Tobias Kuttler, Joanne Wirtz
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chapter 12|13 pages

Children and young people

ByStefano Borgato, Silvia Maffii, Simone Bosetti
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part Part IV|81 pages

The fieldwork

chapter 13|10 pages

Forced car ownership and forced bus usage

Contrasting realities of unemployed and elderly people in rural regions – the case of Guarda, Portugal
ByVasco Reis, André Freitas
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chapter 14|12 pages

Perception of mobility poverty in remote peri-urban Salento, Italy

ByCosimo Chiffi, Silvia Maffii, Patrizia Malgieri
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chapter 15|10 pages

Isolation, individualism and sharing

Mobility poverty in Naxos and Small Cyclades, Greece
ByAkrivi Vivian Kiousi, Mariza Konidi, Dariya Rublova
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chapter 16|10 pages

Unmet needs

Exploring mobility poverty in Buzău, Romania
ByRazvan Andrei Gheorghiu, Valentin Iordache
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chapter 17|14 pages

Towards an understanding of the social meanings of mobility

The case of Esslingen, Germany
ByTobias Kuttler
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chapter 18|9 pages

Mobility poverty in Luxembourg

Crossing borders, real estate, vulnerable groups and migrants
ByPatrick van Egmond, Joanne Wirtz
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Findings and conclusions

ByTobias Kuttler, Massimo Moraglio
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