Honey, Can You Pick-Up Groceries on Your Way Home? Analyzing Activities and Travel among Students and in Non-traditional Households

This report adds to a growing body of scholarship that examines how activity participation and transportation are related, focusing on the trade-offs made in between going places and doing things. The authors focus on patterns and trends in household-related travel and the activities that prompt it. In 2009 journeys to and from work accounted for just 16 percent of all metropolitan person trips. By comparison, travel for other, more domestic purposes collectively accounts for 53 percent. Accordingly, the focus in this report is on the strongly gendered within-household tradeoffs among (a) unpaid household-maintenance work, (b) traveling to and from jobs and school, and (c) work and activities at work and school. The authors examine how activity participation and related travel differ by household type. This ongoing evolution in the structure of households and the travel they engender has important implications for public policy


  • English

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  • Media Type: Digital/other
  • Features: Figures; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: 90p

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01543103
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: UC Berkeley Transportation Library
  • Report/Paper Numbers: UCTC-FR-2014-07
  • Created Date: Nov 5 2014 8:52AM