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Jobbet, hemmet och alla hållplatser däremellan: En kvalitativ undersökning av kvinnors upplevelser av arbetsresor
Umeå University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Geography and Economic History, Economic and social geography.
2018 (Swedish)Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [en]

Mobility is a term used to describe people's movement in space. The individual's choice of transportation mode has always varied depending on factors such as availability and economy, but also on gender. Studies show that in most cases, the woman in a family travels collectively to work while the man uses the car. Women furthermore tend to seek work closer to home because of the continued perception of themselves as the main accountable for nursing children. Collective modes of transport possess a variety of factors which affects the user's design of everyday life. Timetables, fixed stops and delays are some examples of obstacles that a collective traveler needs to take into account when planning the travel. Furthermore higher stress levels and limited leisure time are examples of consequences that can affect public transport users. The purpose of this qualitative study is to investigate women's experience of work trips and how they deal with possible disturbances in the work travel. The goal is to gain a deeper insight into work trips as part of an individual's daily life. In this case women living in a society located ca 30 km from their workplace in northern Sweden. For this reason, it was considered valuable for the study to conduct in depth interviews. The analysis method underlying this study is a thematic analysis. The analytic coding led to the finding of 3 themes regarding women´s perception about work travel. The themes were; reliability in the transport system, individual flexibility and personal priorities. 

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2018. , p. 39
Keywords [en]
Work travel, Time-space, gender
Keywords [sv]
Arbetsresor, tidsrum, kön
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Human Geography
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URN: urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-148806OAI: oai:DiVA.org:umu-148806DiVA, id: diva2:1216580
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Programme in Urban and Regional Planning
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Available from: 2018-06-12 Created: 2018-06-11 Last updated: 2018-06-12Bibliographically approved

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