How accumulated wealth affects driving reduction and cessation

April 29, 2020


  • Jonathon M. Vivoda
  • Ryan Michael Walker
  • Jiawei Cao
  • Athena Koumoutzis

Older adults can expect to live between 6 and 10 years after they give up driving, but driving reduction and cessation (DRC) are not equally experienced by all groups. Individual characteristics such as poor health, impaired vision, older age, and female gender are known to affect DRC. Using cumulative disadvantage theory as a guide, this study assessed the role played by wealth in DRC among older adults.

The Gerontologist, doi:10.1093/geront/gnaa039

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  • Demographics
  • Personal Income/Financing
  • Transportation