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The motorcycle Kuznets curve

Nishitateno, Shuhei; Burke, Paul

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The evolution of motorcycle ownership is a crucial issue for road safety, as motorcyclists are highly vulnerable road users. Analyzing a panel of 153 countries for the period 1963–2010, we document a motorcycle Kuznets curve which sees motorcycle dependence increase and then decrease as economies develop. Upswings in motorcycle ownership are particularly pronounced in densely populated countries. We also present macro-level evidence on the additional road fatalities associated with...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2014-04
Type: Journal article
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1885/12228
Source: Journal of Transport Geography 36 (2014): 116–123
DOI: 10.1016/j.jtrangeo.2014.03.008

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