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Obesogenic island: the financial burden of private transport on low-income households

Friel, Sharon; Harrington, J; Thunhurst, C; Kirby, A; McElroy, B


Background The physical and social environment influences access to a healthy lifestyle, of which transport is one determining factor. This paper estimates the cost of transport on the island of Ireland. Methods Budget standards were developed on the basis of costs of baskets of core goods and services required for daily living. The transport budget was based on the needs of an urban living family. Financial capacity of the family relative to transport basket costs was determined. Results...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2008-01-04
Type: Journal article
Source: Journal of Public Health 30.1 (2008): 38-44
DOI: 10.1093/pubmed/fdm084


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