A model of the travel to work limits of parents.

McQuaid, Ronald W (2009) A model of the travel to work limits of parents. Research in Transportation Economics, 25 (1). pp. 19-28. ISSN 0739-8859

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    This paper considers the length of time that parents are willing to travel to an existing or new job. Using data for over 12,000 parents it finds that many characteristics were associated with being less likely to be willing to travel to work for at least an hour (roundtrip). These include: being a women, those out of work, having children under 5, being a lone parent and using formal childcare. Professionals and associate professions were more willing to travel for longer periods. In terms of location, those in accessible small towns and rural areas were willing to travel more than those in larger urban areas and those in remote rural areas willing to travel most. Policy implications are also set out.

    Item Type: Article
    Print ISSN: 0739-8859
    Electronic ISSN: 1875-7979
    Uncontrolled Keywords: Travel to work; Commuting time; Parents; Employment; Unemployment;
    University Divisions/Research Centres: Edinburgh Napier University, Employment Research Institute
    Dewey Decimal Subjects: 300 Social sciences > 330 Economics > 331 Labor economics
    Library of Congress Subjects: H Social Sciences > HD Industries. Land use. Labor
    Item ID: 4392
    Depositing User: Mrs Lyn Gibson
    Date Deposited: 03 May 2011 13:27
    Last Modified: 13 Oct 2014 13:15

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