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Lethbridge, Jane (2008) Public transport. Poor choices: the limits of competitive markets in the provision of essential services to low-income consumers. PSIRU, Greenwich, London, UK, pp. 151-178.

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Abstract

Public transport plays an essential role in enabling people from low income and other disadvantaged groups to access employment and services. It also contributes to the development of social networks and social capital, by helping people to visit friends and relatives and take part in community and other social activities. Public policy makers have begun to recognise that adequate public transport provision can play an important role in reducing social exclusion. [Taken from introductory paragraph.]

Item Type: Book Section
Additional Information: This paper forms 'Chapter 5: Public transport', in the longer PSIRU report entitled 'Poor choices: the limits of competitive markets in the provision of essential services to low-income consumers'. Co-ordinated by the PSIRU, this piece of research is the result of Energywatch inviting independent analysis from sectoral experts on energy and across six other essential service sectors - water being one.
Uncontrolled Keywords: public transport, low-income, consumers, competitive markets, essential services
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HE Transportation and Communications
Faculty / Department / Research Group: Faculty of Business > Department of International Business & Economics
Faculty of Business > Public Services International Research Unit (PSIRU)
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Last Modified: 14 Oct 2016 09:06
Selected for GREAT 2016: None
Selected for GREAT 2017: None
Selected for GREAT 2018: None
URI: http://gala.gre.ac.uk/id/eprint/2463

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