The urban women travelling issue in the twenty-first century

Yong Adilah Shamsul Harumain, Nikmatul Adha Nordin, Goh Hong Ching, Noor Suzaini Zaid, Andree Woodcock, Deana Mcdonagh, Komal Faiz

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Mobility generally refers to the ability or capacity to move. The subject of women’s mobility has been well documented and investigated by researchers since the 1970s. Early studies were initially inspired by the issue of gender-based violence encountered by women. At the same time, there is increasing research on women transportation mobility due to the increasing percentage of women working and travelling outside the house. However, there is an absence of studies that adopted a systematic review of studies related to women’s mobility. The increase of women working in the 21st century has led to an increase in the percentage of women travelling, thus engendering issues such as safety, security, mobility and accessibility. This paper attempted to identify studies related to women’s mobility in the 21st century from the year 2001 until the year of 2020 by using a systematic literature review, guided by Preferred Reporting Materials for Systematic Reviews and Meta Analyses, also known as the PRISMA Statement, to further understand the scenario of urban women travelling in the global context. This paper reviews previous studies conducted in the 21st century, revealing slight variations of focus among the authors on the urban women travelling issue.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1-14
Number of pages14
JournalJournal of Regional and City Planning
Issue number1
StatePublished - Apr 2021


  • 21st century
  • Commuting
  • Systematic literature review
  • Women’s mobility

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Geography, Planning and Development
  • Development
  • Urban Studies


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