A Gendered Perspective of the Shelter‐Transport‐Livelihood Link: The Case of Poor Women in Delhi

All authors:
Anand A & Tiwari G
Host organisation: CoE New Delhi, India
Country: India
Publication year: 2006
Published in:
Transport Reviews 26, 63‐80.
Research theme: Mobility and Access, Walking and Cycling
Keywords:
poverty, mobility, gender perspective
Type:
Research article
Summary:
Women form an important part of the workforce originating from the slums in the city of Delhi, India. The paper illustrates that women spend more time travelling on slower modes of transport to access work; the faster modes are more expensive. Their time–poverty demands they look for work at shorter distances from home. The basic argument presented is that their ability to contribute to the alleviation of their standard of living and their status in society is severely curtailed by their limited mobility and the constrained accessibility to the transport system of the city. This transport deprivation becomes further exacerbated by the process of forced eviction and relocation of low‐income households to the periphery of the city, causing the women to lose livelihood opportunities.
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