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Driving licence and young adults

Since around 10 years, several empirical studies highlight a decreasing interest among young adults in western countries (Europe, North America, Australia, Japan, etc.) to get a driving licence and to use a car. What about young Swiss? Based on statistical data from the Microcenses and a qualitative study on 18-to-25-year-olds, this project seeks to delimit the phenomenon and understand its implications in Switzerland. The results will be compared to existing studies in other countries in Europe. The study addresses also a theoretical reflection on the peak car hypothesis.

Research fields Urban studies
Transport and sustainable mobility
Comportement et choix modal
Keywords Driving license
Young people
Funding Fonds vert de la FGSE
Duration November 2015 - October 2016
Researchers Baehler Daniel
Gianluigi Giacomel
Martin Antonio
Rérat Patrick
Vincent-Geslin Stéphanie