Institute of Epidemiology & Health Care


Your good health! Why a bus pass might be key for older people

Free bus passes for older people are something of a political hot potato. Some argue they should be scrapped or means tested so that only the less well off enjoy the benefit of free bus travel. But are the benefits of having a free bus pass only financial? In this episode of The Lifecourse Podcast, Libby Webb discusses her research looking at the potential health benefits to older people of having a free bus pass and what the implications of that might be for policy.

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