Social Exclusion Produces Commuting Problems and Deprivation in Xiguan, Guangzhou

  • Joseph Cho-yam Lau


A number of studies have examined the social exclusion and commuting problems of low-income residents in deprived inner cities, but few have considered how the social exclusion process produces poverty, commuting problems for residents, and the deprivation of capability or, more specifically, the life changes for low-income working mothers and migrant workers. This chapter aims to fill that knowledge gap in urban transport planning with empirical research that can then be used to further understand the transport-related social exclusion problems of low-income workers in urban China. Xiguan, a historic and deprived inner city in Guangzhou, was chosen as the study neighbourhood.


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  • Joseph Cho-yam Lau
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  1. 1.University of Hong KongHong KongChina

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