Making Do: How Working Families in Seven U.S. Metropolitan Areas Trade Off Housing Costs and Commuting Times

This report explores how working families in seven major metropolitan regions (Atlanta, Chicago, Dallas, Ft. Worth, Los Angeles, New York City, the San Francisco Bay Area, and Baltimore, Washington) trade off housing and commuting costs, and how their tradeoffs differ from those of wealthier families. The quality and degree of transportation choices, just like the quality and degree of housing choices, are much greater for wealthier households than for poorer ones. This enables wealthier households to achieve a more advantageous tradeoff between housing quality and affordability and transportation mobility.

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    University of California, Berkeley

    Institute of Transportation Studies
    McLaughlin Hall
    Berkeley, CA  United States  94720

    Center for Housing Policy

    1900 M Street, N.W., Suite 200
    Washington, DC  United States  20036

    California Department of Transportation

    Office of Research, P.O. Box 942873
    Sacramento, CA  United States  94273-0001
  • Authors:
    • Cervero, R
    • Chapple, K
    • Landis, J
    • Wachs, M
    • Duncan, M
    • Scholl, P L
  • Publication Date: 2006-6


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  • Accession Number: 01386670
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: ARRB
  • Report/Paper Numbers: UCB-ITS-RR-2006-4
  • Created Date: Aug 22 2012 9:37PM