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Gender and mobiliy: inequality in space-time


Project Facts

Project objective: Awareness raised and research on gender issues promoted
Project promoter: Institute of Geography and Spatial Planning (IGOT -UL)
Type of institution: Government ministry
Project number: PT07-0004
Target group(s): Public and private organizations, including not-for-profit organizations and NGOs, responsible for the organization and delivery of education and training at local, regional and national levels,
Status: In Progress
Initial project cost: € 170,209
From EEA Grants: € 144,678
The project is carried out in: Portugal

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Project summary


The project is proposing an innovative methodology in gender studies and leads to questioning the pattern of the male mobility chain as the standard reference. Based on the movements on the weekdays of a sample of men and women in the labour market, the daily time uses are identified (locally), the travel chains and stops, by setting daily mobility profiles. Data collection is made with the use of geo-referenced automatic registration (such as GPS) of personal daily activity, preferably supported by smartphones (or personal trackers). Data collection will be supported by the application for mobile devices MOVES app, available for iOS and Android, which has an accurate reading by Google Maps. The methodology is more efficient, faster and accurate than traditional surveys on time-use, since it is not based on the memory of individuals but through recording of spatial location, travel and time spent in places and between them. This study provides useful information to assist the development of strategies and actions, especially in the field of local work-life balance.


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