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Poorest families locked out of jobs market by 'unaffordable and unreliable' local transport

Issued:08/08/18
 
Unaffordable and unreliable public transport is cutting off the poorest families in the north from crucial job opportunities, a study has found. Researchers from Sheffield Hallam University and the University of Sheffield, commissioned by the Joseph Rowntree Foundation (JRF), interviewed residents in neighbourhoods across north of England and Scotland. Transport was consistently highlighted as a significant barrier to work once the trade-off between the cost, reliability and speed of local public transport; and the prospect of low-wage, insecure work was considered. 
 
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