Examining Commuting Patterns: Results from a Journey-to-work Model Disaggregated by Gender and Occupation

Typically, the high level of aggregation in conventional analysis of urban commuting may obscure meaningful differences among groups of commuters. This paper disaggregates U.S. census datasets, taking commuters’ gender and occupation into consideration. Refined measures—jobs/workers ratio, average commuting distance, and the number of in- and out-commuters—are introduced through the disaggregate approach and are tested for gender differences. Using U.S. Census Transport Planning Package data for Rochester, MN, this study shows the spatial structure of the labor market among 18 worker groups. The results bear important implications for regional labor market plans considering the spatial mismatch between jobs and housing.

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    • Sang, Sunhee
    • O'Kelly, Morton E
    • Kwan, Mei-Po
  • Publication Date: 2011-4


  • English

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  • Media Type: Print
  • Features: References;
  • Pagination: pp 891-909
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  • Accession Number: 01339955
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: May 9 2011 4:15PM