Spatial Mobility, Everyday Life and Personal Ties: The Case Study of Women in Prague Metropolitan region

Research Team Leader: 
Petra Špačková, Ph.D
Lucie Pospíšilová, Ph.D.
Funded by: 
Czech Science Foundation
spatial mobility
everyday life
lack of mobility resources
social ties

Other researchers
Martin Ouředníček Ph.D.
Tereza Kůsová Ph.D.
Nina Dvořáková 

Project 16-20991S is funded by Czech Science Foundation


Research period:

January 2016 - December 2018


Project aims

The main focus of this research project is to evaluate the spatial mobility and its constraints in women’s everyday life in Prague metropolitan region and to draw attention to problems evolving from the current gender division of our society. The research project is based on two objectives:


Objective 1

The projects aims to explore general differences between men and women in everyday mobility and spatiotemporal allocation of activities on the macro level based on the statistical analysis of available data. Particularly, the project researches home-work relation and time allocation to various types of activities of Prague metropolitan region inhabitants. We primarily focus on sex differences and we evaluate them in relation to changing stages in the life course, place of residence and socio-economic status. The partial aim is to identify socio-demographic groups with the most significant sex differences and the lowest level of mobility.


Objective 2

The project aims to analyse daily mobility and time use, its constraints and strategies of groups of women in Prague metropolitan region identified in the earlier stage. This part of the project is based on the mezzo- and microlevel analyses and uses the explanatory case study approach.


Foreign Conferences:

30/8-02/09/2016: RGS-IBG Annual International Conference, Londýn, Velká Británie. Příspěvek: Women and Daily Mobility in Prague during Post-Socialist Time: New Challenges to Well-Know Research. Petra Špačková, Lucie Pospíšilová. 

29/8-1/9/2017: RGS-IBG Annual International Conference, Londýn, Velká Británie. Příspěvek: Daily mobility in Prague during post-socialist time: life in suburbia and gender differences in commuting. Petra Špačková, Lucie Pospíšilová, Pavlína Netrdová.

29/8-1/9/2017: RGS-IBG Annual International Conference, Londýn, Velká Británie. Příspěvek: Gender and spatial aspects of the time use over the life course in the context of post-socialism. Lucie Pospíšilová, Petra Špačková, Tereza Kůsová.

26/9-29/9/2017: The 7th international urban geographies of post-communist states conference: A view on cities from elsewhere, Kyjev, Ukrajina. Příspěvek: Daily mobility in Prague during post-socialist time: life in suburbia and gender differences in commuting. Petra Špačková, Lucie Pospíšilová, Pavlína Netrdová.