How are changing demographics impacting driver licence decline?

How are changing demographics impacting driver licence decline?

In many developed countries, young adults are becoming increasingly less likely to be in full-time work, more likely to be in part-time work or studying, more likely to be living at home with parents and they are getting married and having children later in life. We conducted an analysis in Melbourne, Australia to explore the association between these demographics and young adult license-holding.

The model established that full-time employment and child-rearing are associated with higher young adult licensing rates whereas part-time work and studying were associated with lower licensing rates. However the impact of living at home with parents was not clear and requires further study.

Together it is theorised that these changes in living arrangements may be restricting the disposable income of some young adults and reducing or postponing license take-up.

http://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s11116-013-9496-z

  • Date August 17, 2013
  • Tags Analysis, Driver licensing, Life stage, Millennials, Modelling
  • URL View Project

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