CUS  Vol.8 No.4 , December 2020
Commuting Trips, Income and Gender in the Metropolitan Maputo, Mozambique
Abstract: The deterioration of public transport services coupled with rapid urbanization and the increased use of private transport imposes an increasing burden on the commuters in the metropolitan area of Maputo. Using household surveys conducted in Maputo, this paper seeks to investigate the commuting trips and gender relations by employing binomial logistic regression. The empirical results revealed the household income as the main attribute affecting the likelihood of using bus transportation. The results also indicated that women are less likely to use buses in their daily commute. The main implication of these findings is that commuters from the low-income households particularly women will have their motorized mobility reduced unless proper policies are designed catering to their mobility needs.
Cite this paper: Tembe, A. and Matusse, A. (2020) Commuting Trips, Income and Gender in the Metropolitan Maputo, Mozambique. Current Urban Studies, 8, 563-575. doi: 10.4236/cus.2020.84031.

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