Publication details for Professor Gina PorterPorter, G., Blaufuss, K. & Owusu Acheampong, F. (2012). Gendered patterns of IMT adoption and use: Learning from action research. Research in Transportation Economics 34(1): 11-15.
- Publication type: Journal Article
- ISSN/ISBN: 0739-8859 (print)
- DOI: 10.1016/j.retrec.2011.12.005
- Keywords: Action research, Gender, Women, Transport, IMT, Ghana.
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This paper illustrates the value of using an action research methodology to improve understanding of gendered patterns of adoption and non-adoption of Intermediate Means of Transport (IMTs) and similar gender-related transport issues. It presents results from a novel action research project undertaken in five farming villages in southern Ghana, a region where IMT usage is currently low. The participatory action research study not only revealed important issues around differences between stated preferences and actual gendered patterns of adoption and non-adoption in the particular context of southern Ghana, but offers a methodology which may have value in many other gender and transport contexts across sub-Saharan Africa and beyond.