Social exclusion associated with transport and its relation to the distribution of population density in the Melipilla Province, Santiago Metropolitan Region of Chile

Salazar-Burrows, A; Ugarte, C; Osses P.

Keywords: population density, social exclusion, spatial mobility, pen-urbanization

Abstract

In the context of pen-urbanization processes and the territorial impacts that emerge from them, it is important to evaluate the levels of social exclusion associated with transport in the immediate surroundings of the Metropolitan Area of Santiago, Chile (AMS). The case of Melipilla province has been chosen because it is a highly rural area with a privileged location in terms of connectivity to the main business centers and ports of the country. Overall, estimations of social exclusion associated with transport were calculated using socio-economic and socio-professional information from Chile's Population and Housing Census of 2002 along with data on the time and cost of intra-provincial travel. Results were compared to the distribution of population density, in order to analyze the socio-spatial implications arising from this relationship. It was found that the two processes are not necessarily related.

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Título según WOS: Social exclusion associated with transport and its relation to the distribution of population density in the Melipilla Province, Santiago Metropolitan Region of Chile
Título de la Revista: Posibilidades en el contexto actual
Número: 59
Editorial: Posibilidades en el contexto actual
Fecha de publicación: 2014
Página de inicio: 145
Página final: 164
Idioma: Spanish
Notas: ISI