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Mobility and Travel Behaviour Across the Life Course

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Mobility and Travel Behaviour Across the Life Course

Qualitative and Quantitative Approaches

9781789907803 Edward Elgar Publishing
Edited by Joachim Scheiner, Department of Transport Planning, Faculty of Spatial Planning, Technische Universität Dortmund and Henrike Rau, Department of Geography, LMU Munich, Germany
Publication Date: December 2020 ISBN: 978 1 78990 780 3 Extent: c 272 pp
This thought-provoking book analyses recent innovations for researching travel behaviour over the life course. Original in its approach, it synthesises quantitative, qualitative and mixed methods to contribute to conceptual, methodological and empirical advancements in the field.

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This thought-provoking book analyses recent innovations for researching travel behaviour over the life course. Original in its approach, it synthesises quantitative, qualitative and mixed methods to contribute to conceptual, methodological and empirical advancements in the field.

Through a rich array of new studies, leading scholars from across the globe present work that pushes the theoretical boundaries of mobility biographies research. A balanced range of methods are showcased to establish a fruitful dialogue between disciplines and methodologies, overcoming the prevalence of statistical analyses of travel behaviour data that has governed the field. The book goes beyond a mere stocktaking exercise by offering critical reflections of previous work from a variety of backgrounds, including geography, sociology, psychology, transport planning and civil engineering.

Mobility and Travel Behaviour Across the Life Course is a key resource for students, at both undergraduate and postgraduate levels, and established researchers in areas such as transport studies, geography and urban planning. Furthermore, policy-makers and planners will benefit from the practical recommendations included throughout.

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'Travel behaviour is an essential part of people’s lives, which involves various long-term mobility decisions. In this regard, this book presents a collection of frontier research on mobility and travel behaviour based on the life course approach. Drawing on new concepts and theories, it demonstrates how quantitative and qualitative methodologies can be used to better understand mobility and travel behaviour. Anybody who is interested in travel behaviour and mobility as well as the life course approach would benefit from this volume.'
– Junyi Zhang, Hiroshima University, Japan
Contributors
Contributors include: C. Calastri, K. Chatterjee, B. Clark, R. Crastes dit Sourd, B. Driller, E. Farstad, K.G. Goulias, S. Handy, L. Ho, C. Holz-Rau, N.J. Klein, M. Kroesen, J. Mahne-Bieder, D. Marincek, G. Mattioli, E.C. McBride, C. Mulley,T. Ohnmacht, M. Popp,T. Priya Uteng, H. Rau, E. Ravalet, P. Rérat, J. Scheiner, M.J. Smart, R. Su, V.T.Thao, C.G. Thigpen, V. Van Acker, W. von Arx
Contents
Contents:

Preface

1. Mobility across the life course - an introduction to a dialogue
Henrike Rau and Joachim Scheiner

Part I: Theoretical and methodological development
2. Turning points in car ownership over the life course: Contributions from biographical interviews and panel data
Kiron Chatterjee and Ben Clark

3. Quality and quantity in mobility biographies research: Experiences from a mixed method study of non-cyclists in Germany
Henrike Rau, Monika Popp and Johannes Mahne-Bieder

4. Testing theories of travel behaviour change: the case for the latent transition model
Maarten Kroesen

5. Effect of respondent engagement on data quality in travel behaviour and retrospective mobility surveys
Romain Crastes dit Sourd and Chiara Calastri

6. Towards a mobility biography approach to long-distance travel and ‘mobility links’
Giulio Mattioli

7. Job-mobility biographies in coworking spaces: A theoretical contribution to new social and spatial restructurings
Timo Ohnmacht, Thao Thi Vu and Widar von Arx

Part II: Empirical studies
8. Episodes of carlessness across the life course
Nicholas J. Klein and Michael J. Smart

9. Gendered car allocation in couples sharing a car: A life course approach
Joachim Scheiner and Christian Holz-Rau

10. Car sharing, life stages and young people’s approach to daily mobilities: A dialogue between qualitative and quantitative research findings
Tanu Priya Uteng and Eivind Farstad

11. A qualitative exploration of children’s attitudes toward bicycling in Davis, California
Brigitte Driller, Calvin G. Thigpen and Susan Handy

12. How childhood experiences affect travel behaviour differently across generations: An example of structural equation modelling in mobility biographies research
Veronique Van Acker, Corinne Mulley and Loan Ho

13. Life cycle stages, daily contacts, and activity-travel time allocation for the benefit of self and others
Konstadinos G. Goulias, Elizabeth C. McBride and Rongxiang Su

14. The cycling trajectories of e-bike users: A biographical approach
Dimitri Marincek, Emmanuel Ravalet and Patrick Rérat

Part III: Looking back to look forward
15. Mobility across the life course - looking back to look forward
Henrike Rau and Joachim Scheiner

Index

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