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Transport Modes and an Aging Society / Charles Musselwhite, Theresa Scott

International Encyclopedia of Transportation, Volume: 5, Pages: 6 - 12

Swansea University Author: Charles Musselwhite

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DOI (Published version): 10.1016/b978-0-08-102671-7.10398-7

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We live in an ageing society. Across the globe, people are living longer and coupled with a lower birth rate the percentage of older people is increasing in number. Mobility is important to older people (Schlag, Schwenkhagen and Trankle, 1996) and a lack of mobility is linked to poorer health and we...

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Published in: International Encyclopedia of Transportation
ISBN: 9780081026724 9780081026724
Published: Oxford, UK. Elsevier 2021
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