Who by Accident? The Social Morphology of Car Accidents

  title={Who by Accident? The Social Morphology of Car Accidents},
  author={Roni Factor and Gad Yair and David Mahalel},
  journal={Risk Analysis},
Prior studies in the sociology of accidents have shown that different social groups have different rates of accident involvement. This study extends those studies by implementing Bourdieu's relational perspective of social space to systematically explore the homology between drivers’ social characteristics and their involvement in specific types of motor vehicle accident. Using a large database that merges official Israeli road‐accident records with socioeconomic data from two censuses, this… 
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