Livelihoods in motion : Linking transport, mobility and income-generating activities. / Esson, James; Gough, Katherine; Simon, David; Amankwaa, Ebenezer; Ninot, Olivier; Yankson, Paul.

In: Journal of Transport Geography, Vol. 55, 16.08.2016, p. 182-188.

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Livelihoods in motion : Linking transport, mobility and income-generating activities. / Esson, James; Gough, Katherine; Simon, David; Amankwaa, Ebenezer; Ninot, Olivier; Yankson, Paul.

In: Journal of Transport Geography, Vol. 55, 16.08.2016, p. 182-188.

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Esson, J, Gough, K, Simon, D, Amankwaa, E, Ninot, O & Yankson, P 2016, 'Livelihoods in motion: Linking transport, mobility and income-generating activities', Journal of Transport Geography, vol. 55, pp. 182-188. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jtrangeo.2016.06.020

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Esson, J., Gough, K., Simon, D., Amankwaa, E., Ninot, O., & Yankson, P. (2016). Livelihoods in motion: Linking transport, mobility and income-generating activities. Journal of Transport Geography, 55, 182-188. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jtrangeo.2016.06.020

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Esson J, Gough K, Simon D, Amankwaa E, Ninot O, Yankson P. Livelihoods in motion: Linking transport, mobility and income-generating activities. Journal of Transport Geography. 2016 Aug 16;55:182-188. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jtrangeo.2016.06.020

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Esson, James ; Gough, Katherine ; Simon, David ; Amankwaa, Ebenezer ; Ninot, Olivier ; Yankson, Paul. / Livelihoods in motion : Linking transport, mobility and income-generating activities. In: Journal of Transport Geography. 2016 ; Vol. 55. pp. 182-188.

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