UCL logo

UCL Discovery

UCL home » Library Services » Electronic resources » UCL Discovery

Gender differences in children's pathways to independent mobility.

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

Full text not available from this repository.

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.

Type:Article
Title:Gender differences in children's pathways to independent mobility.
DOI:10.1080/14733280802338080
Language:English
Keywords:children, independent mobility, social networks, peer groups, gender differences
UCL classification:UCL > School of BEAMS > Faculty of Engineering Science > Civil, Environmental and Geomatic Engineering

Archive Staff Only: edit this record