Mobile phone data have been extensively used to study urban mobility. However, studies based on gender-disaggregated large-scale data are still lacking, limiting our understanding of gendered aspects of urban mobility and our ability to design policies for gender equality. Here we study urban mobility from a gendered perspective, combining commercial and open datasets for the city of Santiago, Chile. We analyze call detail records for a large cohort of anonymized mobile phone users and reveal a gender gap in mobility: women visit fewer unique locations than men, and distribute their time less equally among such locations. Mapping this mobility gap over administrative divisions, we observe that a wider gap is associated with lower income and lack of public and private transportation options. Our results uncover a complex interplay between gendered mobility patterns, socio-economic factors and urban affordances, calling for further research and providing insights for policymakers and urban planners.

Gender gaps in urban mobility / Gauvin, Laetitia; Tizzoni, Michele; Piaggesi, Simone; Young, Andrew; Adler, Natalia; Verhulst, Stefaan; Ferres, Leo; Cattuto, Ciro. - In: HUMANITIES AND SOCIAL SCIENCES COMMUNICATIONS. - ISSN 2662-9992. - ELETTRONICO. - 7:1(2020), pp. 11.1-11.13. [10.1057/s41599-020-0500-x]

Gender gaps in urban mobility

Tizzoni, Michele
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2020-01-01

Abstract

Mobile phone data have been extensively used to study urban mobility. However, studies based on gender-disaggregated large-scale data are still lacking, limiting our understanding of gendered aspects of urban mobility and our ability to design policies for gender equality. Here we study urban mobility from a gendered perspective, combining commercial and open datasets for the city of Santiago, Chile. We analyze call detail records for a large cohort of anonymized mobile phone users and reveal a gender gap in mobility: women visit fewer unique locations than men, and distribute their time less equally among such locations. Mapping this mobility gap over administrative divisions, we observe that a wider gap is associated with lower income and lack of public and private transportation options. Our results uncover a complex interplay between gendered mobility patterns, socio-economic factors and urban affordances, calling for further research and providing insights for policymakers and urban planners.
2020
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Gauvin, Laetitia; Tizzoni, Michele; Piaggesi, Simone; Young, Andrew; Adler, Natalia; Verhulst, Stefaan; Ferres, Leo; Cattuto, Ciro
Gender gaps in urban mobility / Gauvin, Laetitia; Tizzoni, Michele; Piaggesi, Simone; Young, Andrew; Adler, Natalia; Verhulst, Stefaan; Ferres, Leo; Cattuto, Ciro. - In: HUMANITIES AND SOCIAL SCIENCES COMMUNICATIONS. - ISSN 2662-9992. - ELETTRONICO. - 7:1(2020), pp. 11.1-11.13. [10.1057/s41599-020-0500-x]
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