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Title: Indian parents’ perception of children's independent mobility in urban neighbourhoods: a case study of Delhi
Authors: Tyagi M.
Raheja, Gaurav
Published in: Children's Geographies
Abstract: Parents’ role, as primary decision-makers, is critical in granting independent mobility permissions to children within local surroundings. This paper aims to explore the parental perception of children's independent mobility (CIM) and the influential urban policies taking the case of an urban neighbourhood in Delhi. The study looks at CIM from a three-lens perspective of concept, concern and challenges. Qualitative interviews were conducted with fifteen parents of children aged 7–12 years, on their understanding of CIM and to obtain CIM license scores. The content analysis reveals that CIM is not only a complex but also a conditional phenomenon, with conditions of ‘time’ and ‘location’ as decisive factors. Lack of trust in children's independent travel to school and the use of public transport were identified as unique challenges affecting overall CIM. Concludingly, by placing the voice of parents at the forefront, this study positions India on the emerging map of CIM domain. © 2020, © 2020 Informa UK Limited, trading as Taylor & Francis Group.
Citation: Children's Geographies(2020), (): 1-17
URI: https://doi.org/10.1080/14733285.2020.1797996
http://repository.iitr.ac.in/handle/123456789/109
Issue Date: 2020
Publisher: Routledge
Keywords: Children’s independent mobility
neighbourhood
perception of parents
urban challenges
ISSN: 14733285
Author Scopus IDs: 57191266463
56201927000
Author Affiliations: Tyagi, M., Department of Architecture & Planning, Indian Institute of Technology Roorkee, Roorkee, India
Raheja, G., Department of Architecture & Planning, Indian Institute of Technology Roorkee, Roorkee, India
Funding Details: The authors would like to thank the participating parents, Resident Welfare Association (RWA) and other residents of Panchwati Colony, Delhi for their kind support and cooperation in the study.
Corresponding Author: Tyagi, M.; Department of Architecture & Planning, Indian Institute of Technology RoorkeeIndia; email: megha.tg@gmail.com
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