Life-stage and mobility: an exploratory GPS study of mobility in multigenerational families, Ahmedabad, India

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dc.contributor.author Isaacson, Michal
dc.contributor.author D’Ambrosio, Lisa
dc.contributor.author Samanta, Tannistha
dc.contributor.author Coughlin, Joseph F.
dc.date.accessioned 2015-07-17T10:29:02Z
dc.date.available 2015-07-17T10:29:02Z
dc.date.issued 2015-07
dc.identifier.citation Isaacson, Michal; D’Ambrosio, Lisa; Samanta, Tannistha and Coughlin, Joseph, “Life-stage and mobility: an exploratory GPS study of mobility in multigenerational families, Ahmedabad, India”, Journal of Aging and Social Policy, DOI: 10.1080/08959420.2015.1058123, Jul. 2015. en_US
dc.identifier.issn 1545-0821
dc.identifier.uri https://repository.iitgn.ac.in/handle/123456789/1808
dc.identifier.uri http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/08959420.2015.1058123
dc.description.abstract As the population of older adults in India grows, research is needed to plan a sustainable future for India’s older adults. This paper reports results from a GPS (Global Positioning System) based pilot study that examined the mobility of middle class, older adults living in Ahmedabad, Gujarat, India. Using mobility as a lens through which to examine the lives of older adults, we map potential research and identify policy areas of interest considering older adults in urban India. The study explores the role of life stage in mobility as well as the effects of gender and urban environment on mobility. Using this distinctive perspective on day-to-day life, we propose themes through which, using policy and planning tools, the living environments of older adults in Indian cities can be improved. These policy measures include: focusing on walkability and pedestrian safety in residential areas, building on existing mixed land use to create high accessibility to goods and services in urban environments. en_US
dc.description.statementofresponsibility by Michal Isaacson, Lisa D’Ambrosio, Tannistha Samanta and Joseph F. Coughlin
dc.format.extent vol. 27, no. 4, pp. 348-363
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.publisher Taylor & Francis en_US
dc.subject Active aging en_US
dc.subject Age-friendly cities en_US
dc.subject Aging en_US
dc.subject GPS en_US
dc.subject India en_US
dc.subject Mobility en_US
dc.title Life-stage and mobility: an exploratory GPS study of mobility in multigenerational families, Ahmedabad, India en_US
dc.type Article en_US
dc.relation.journal Journal of Aging and Social Policy


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