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Research issues regarding societal change and transport

Lookup NU author(s): Professor Andrew Gillespie


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We discuss societal change issues in two parts: those related to household and population, and those related to the workplace. Among the former, we identify growth of the elderly population, foreign immigration, decline of the nuclear family, growing income disparities, and impacts of information technology on lifestyle as worthy of comparative research. We argue that workplace related changes, being driven by information and telecommunications technology and globalization, are particularly promising areas for research. These include various types of teleworking, increases in flexible forms of employment, and changing linkages between and among firms. Little is yet known about these changes, or about how they may affect location and travel patterns. These technology-induced changes will be mediated by political, social and cultural values, hence providing a rich area for international collaborative research. © 1997 Elsevier Science Ltd. All rights reserved.

Publication metadata

Author(s): Giuliano G, Gillespie AE

Publication type: Article

Publication status: Published

Journal: Journal of Transport Geography

Year: 1997

Volume: 5

Issue: 3

Pages: 165-176

Print publication date: 10/06/1998

ISSN (print): 0966-6923

ISSN (electronic): 1873-1236


DOI: 10.1016/S0966-6923(97)00014-8


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