Home > Publications . Search All . Browse All . Country . Browse PSC Pubs . PSC Report Series

PSC In The News

RSS Feed icon

Lam looks at population and development in next 15 years in UN commission keynote address

Mitchell et al. find harsh family environments may magnify disadvantage via impact on 'genetic architecture'

Frey says Arizona's political paradoxes explained in part by demography

Highlights

NIH announces new policy for resubmissions (4/17/14)

2014 PAA Annual Meeting, May 1-3, Boston

PSC newsletter spring 2014 issue now available

Raghunathan appointed director of Survey Research Center

Next Brown Bag


PSC Brown Bags will return in the fall

Exploring walking differences by socioeconomic status using a spatial agent-based model

Publication Abstract

Yang, Y., Ana Diez Roux, A. Auchincloss, D. Rodriguez, and Daniel Brown. 2012. "Exploring walking differences by socioeconomic status using a spatial agent-based model." Health & Place, 18(1): 96-99.

We use an exploratory agent-based model of adults' walking behavior within a city to examine the possible impact of interventions on socioeconomic differences in walking. Simulated results show that for persons of low socioeconomic status, increases in walking resulting from increases in their positive attitude towards walking may diminish over time if other features of the environment are not conducive to walking. Similarly, improving the safety level for the lower SES neighborhoods may be effective in increasing walking, however, the magnitude of its effectiveness varies by levels of land use mix, such that effects of safety are greatest when persons live in areas with a large mix of uses. (C) 2011 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.

DOI:10.1016/j.healthplace.2011.08.010 (Full Text)

PMCID: PMC3345574. (Pub Med Central)

Country of focus: United States.

Browse | Search : All Pubs | Next