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DOI: 10.14704/nq.2022.20.7.NQ33429

Transport and inequality, evaluation of access to taxi service in Ecuador

Argothy Anderson, Andrade Cristian, Pérez Juan Carlos, Jácome Oswaldo, Herrera Fernando


The main objective of this research is to evaluate the current situation of public transport in the city of Ibarra from a multidimensional perspective. This work uses data obtained from the Movildelnor Public Company, the Ecuadorian Institute of Statistics and Censuses, as well as obtained from the application of a survey to a sample of 391 taxi users in the city of Ibarra. The results obtained have been analyzed through the use of descriptive statistics and the application of an econometric model in order to estimate the variables that affect the frequency of use of the service. An important result of this study shows that there is statistically significant evidence, indicating that in the case evaluated, being a woman reduces the probability of daily use of the taxi transport service, confirming the existing gap between men and women in terms of access to services. It is important to guarantee access to transport services that reduce the inequality of vulnerable groups.


Transport Economics; Quality; Innovation; Inequality; Equity.

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