INTERDEPENDENCIES IN ACTIVITY BEHAVIOR

The research reported here stems from an increased awareness that many of a person's decisions to travel and hence to participate in activities are dependent on both the decisions of the person's household and on the full set of the person's daily activity decisions. An approach to modeling these interdependencies that treats the demand for activities explicitly and postulates a choice process constrained by both temporal and spatial variables is developed here. By using conventional home-interview data (from Minneapolis-St. Paul), it is demonstrated that hypotheses about complex travel-activity behavior can be tested without costly new surveys. The results confirm the need to acount for interdependencies and point to many potentially fertile directions for policy-oriented as well as theoretical research. (Author)

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  • Media Type: Print
  • Features: Figures; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: pp 33-40
  • Monograph Title: Household activities, budget constraints, and stability of travel
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  • Accession Number: 00322227
  • Record Type: Publication
  • ISBN: 0309030609
  • Files: TRIS, TRB
  • Created Date: Jan 19 1981 12:00AM