Reexamining transport poverty, job access, and gender issues in Central and Eastern Europe

Pojani, Elona, Boussauw, Kobe and Pojani, Dorina (2017) Reexamining transport poverty, job access, and gender issues in Central and Eastern Europe. Gender, Place and Culture, 24 9: 1-23. doi:10.1080/0966369X.2017.1372382


Author Pojani, Elona
Boussauw, Kobe
Pojani, Dorina
Title Reexamining transport poverty, job access, and gender issues in Central and Eastern Europe
Journal name Gender, Place and Culture   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 0966-369X
1360-0524
Publication date 2017-09-11
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1080/0966369X.2017.1372382
Open Access Status Not yet assessed
Volume 24
Issue 9
Start page 1
End page 23
Total pages 23
Place of publication Abingdon, Oxon, United Kingdom
Publisher Routledge
Language eng
Subject 3318 Gender Studies
3317 Demography
3316 Cultural Studies
1201 Arts and Humanities (miscellaneous)
Abstract Tirana, the Balkan capital examined in this study, displays patterns of gendered job search behavior and access, which are unique within contemporary Europe and even within post-socialist Central and Eastern Europe. Here, it is a rather spatially constricted job search range rather than transport poverty that prevents women living in first-ring suburbs from attaining satisfactory employment. Female commutes are extraordinarily short and most often on foot. While the city now has nearly one million inhabitants and a high car ownership rate, and is located in Europe, the employment and mobility choices and behaviors of its female residents resemble those in developing rather than developed countries, and in small rather than large cities. The reasons underpinning this situation have more to do with socio-cultural gender barriers and less with transport poverty or labor market weaknesses. This finding might apply to other Balkan capitals or cities outside Europe, which have recently experienced large waves of internal migration and where both existing residents and newcomers have not yet adjusted to ‘big city’ life.
Keyword Arts and Humanities (miscellaneous)
Cultural Studies
Demography
Gender Studies
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Provisional Code
Institutional Status UQ

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Created: Tue, 12 Sep 2017, 14:50:16 EST by Dorina Pojani on behalf of School of Earth and Environmental Sciences