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Transport and mobility constraints in an aging population : health and livelihood implications in rural Tanzania.

Porter, G. and Tewodros, A. and Bifandimu, F. and Gorman, M. and Heslop, A. and Sibale, E. and Awadh, A. and Kiswaga, L. (2013) 'Transport and mobility constraints in an aging population : health and livelihood implications in rural Tanzania.', Journal of transport geography., 30 . pp. 161-169.


This paper offers a rare examination of older people’s mobility in a developing country context. It presents findings from a recent mixed-methods study of the transport and mobility constraints faced by older people in 10 settlements in Kibaha district Tanzania and is concerned, in particular, with the interconnections between transport, health and livelihoods. The study demonstrates the diverse ways in which older people’s health, livelihoods and access to transport are interconnected, the growing importance of motorcycle–taxi services for rural connectivity, and how the relationality between older people and younger generations contributes to the shaping of mobility patterns.

Item Type:Article
Keywords:Older people, Mobility, Transport, Motorcycle–taxis, Generational linkages, Poverty.
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Publisher statement:NOTICE: this is the author’s version of a work that was accepted for publication in Journal of Transport Geography. Changes resulting from the publishing process, such as peer review, editing, corrections, structural formatting, and other quality control mechanisms may not be reflected in this document. Changes may have been made to this work since it was submitted for publication. A definitive version was subsequently published in Journal of Transport Geography, 30, June 2013, 10.1016/j.jtrangeo.2013.05.001.
Date accepted:No date available
Date deposited:19 November 2014
Date of first online publication:June 2013
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