The tension between economic efficiency and equity is often the focus of major debate. This book focuses on the links and trade-offs between accessibility impacts from transport investments, economic efficiency, and equity in both the developed and developing country contexts. The book shows that the linkages between accessibility, economic development and equity are not straightforward. The economic effects from transport projects are the result of a complex pattern of effects leading in different directions. Transportation equity analyses are challenging because there are several types of equity, various ways to categorize people for equity analysis purposes, numerous impacts to consider, and various ways of measuring these impacts. This book contributes to this field of research by showing that accessibility instruments can address both efficiency and equity issues, thus providing valuable information for decision-making regarding the spatial allocation of public services.

Accessibility, Equity and Efficiency: Challenges for Transport and Public Services

PATUELLI, ROBERTO;
2016

Abstract

The tension between economic efficiency and equity is often the focus of major debate. This book focuses on the links and trade-offs between accessibility impacts from transport investments, economic efficiency, and equity in both the developed and developing country contexts. The book shows that the linkages between accessibility, economic development and equity are not straightforward. The economic effects from transport projects are the result of a complex pattern of effects leading in different directions. Transportation equity analyses are challenging because there are several types of equity, various ways to categorize people for equity analysis purposes, numerous impacts to consider, and various ways of measuring these impacts. This book contributes to this field of research by showing that accessibility instruments can address both efficiency and equity issues, thus providing valuable information for decision-making regarding the spatial allocation of public services.
2016
249
9781784717889
9781784717896
K.T. Geurs; R. Patuelli; T.P. Dentinho
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