Transport and technology
Transport and technology services are important because they enable access to other public services. This is an under-researched area. The review found minimal evidence of socio-economic inequalities in access to and use of transport and limited evidence on Internet and broadband technology services. It did not identify any studies of socio-economic inequalities among older people and telephone and digital television services.
Causes of socio-economic inequalities
An understanding of the causes of socio-economic inequalities among older people is needed to determine what can be done about them and to enable public authorities to fulfil the new duty.
The London School of Economics (LSE) review identified differences between individuals that may contribute to socio-economic inequalities in access to and use of services.