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Gender differences in children's pathways to independent mobility

Brown, B; Mackett, R; Paskins, J; Gong, Y; Kitazawa, K; (2008) Gender differences in children's pathways to independent mobility. Children's Geographies , 6 (4) 385 - 401. 10.1080/14733280802338080.

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Abstract

This paper presents some empirical findings relating to the independent mobility of children in two parts of south-east England - one a south London borough, the other a suburban county north of London. In both locations boys appear to enjoy greater mobility than girls, and become independent much earlier. But closer analysis suggests that girls manage to attain similar levels of independence from adults by travelling more in groups. This collective independence achieved through peers is often overlooked, and may compensate modern children to some extent for their loss of individual freedom. © 2008 Taylor & Francis.

Type:Article
Title:Gender differences in children's pathways to independent mobility
DOI:10.1080/14733280802338080
UCL classification:UCL > School of Arts and Social Sciences > Faculty of Social and Historical Sciences > Geography
UCL > School of BEAMS > Faculty of Engineering Science > Civil, Environmental and Geomatic Engineering

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