The effect of active travel-to-work on socioeconomic health inequalities in England and Wales, 1971-2001

Emily Grundy and Liam Crosby, London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine

[Project number 30136]

I will undertake prospective cohort analysis to estimate the impact of active travel-to-work (i.e., walking or cycling reported as main means of travel to work) at baseline, on subsequent mortality and/or long-term-limiting illness at a subsequent census. I will also estimate the impact of any social patterning of active travel-to-work on social inequalities in health.

Furthermore, I will estimate the effect that changes in the frequency and social patterning of active travel-to-work over time have had on population health and health inequalities. I will do this by performing a cross-sequential cohort analysis between 1971 and 1991, and 1991 and 2001 respectively. An observational analysis of trends in active travel-to-work between 1971 and the present will also be performed.