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News: Free public transport entitlement can make a positive difference to wellbeing

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Free public transport entitlement can make a positive difference to wellbeing  

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Free public transport entitlement can make a positive difference to wellbeing  

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The initial findings of an NIHR Public Health Research (PHR) Programme funded study into the impact of free bus travel published in Social Science & Medicine, suggests that when the free travel is perceived to have been earned, such as through tax and national insurance contributions, there was an improved sense of self-worth. The study, led by Dr Judith Green of the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, has looked at the two groups currently receiving free travel in London – those aged 12-18 and the over-60s.

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01/02/2013 

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01/03/2013 

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Created at 13/02/2013 14:36  by Leonilde Yahyaoui 
Last modified at 13/02/2013 14:36  by Leonilde Yahyaoui