Pedestrian injuries are a leading cause of childhood mortality and disability.
Over the past two decades in Britain child pedestrian death rates have fallen despite large increases in traffic volume.
In this paper Roberts examines the likely reasons for this decline.
He argues that neither prevention programmes nor improvements in medical care are a plausible explanation and that the decline is most likely the result of a substantial reduction in children's traffic exposure.
He believes, however, that restricting children's traffic exposure exacerbates socioeconomic differentials in childhood mortality and denies children their right to mobility.
Mots-clés Pascal : Enfant, Homme, Accident circulation, Piéton, Mortalité, Handicap, Angleterre, Grande Bretagne, Royaume Uni, Europe, Prévention
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Child, Human, Traffic accident, Pedestrian, Mortality, Handicap, England, Great britain, United Kingdom, Europe, Prevention
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Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 93-0561145
Code Inist : 002B30A01C. Création : 199406.