More than men, women heavily rely on public transport to provides a gateway to urban public life and access to essential activities. Therefore, adequate and accessible public transport are required to support women to actualise their all potentials outside their households. However, transport systems still harbour a gender bias against women. As gender diversity is absent in its planning, women experience serious transport disadvantages preventing them from opportunities to improve their quality of life, for instance engaging in job markets.

Despite the growing literature of gender differences and the transport system, most of the research related women’s quality of life and transport remain little particularly in the emerging market countries. Considering these countries might confront more severe transport disadvantages, I investigate the impact of public transport on women workers’ quality of life in Jakarta Metropolitan Area, Indonesia. The mixed method approach by combining a statistical descriptive and qualitative content analysis is used as it can be more accurate in identifying the phenomenon from different point of views.

Funding: Riset Pro from Ministry of Research, Technology and Higher Education of Indonesia

Advisors: Dr Dorina Pojani, Professor Neil Sipe

Project members

Nirma YOSSA

PhD candidate