THE PRICE OF MOBILITY. AN INQUIRY INTO HOUSEHOLD EXPENDITURES ON TRANSPORT. MAIN REPORT

KWIJT AAN MOBILITEIT. EEN ONDERZOEK NAAR DE UITGAVEN VAN HUISHOUDENS AAN VERKEER EN VERVOER. HOOFDRAPPORT

Budget research in the Netherlands, especially the ongoing budget research carried on since 1978, has yielded abundant data relevant to traffic and transport. All available data are analyzed and the principal findings are presented. The rapid increase in real consumptive expenditure, together with the progressive growth of ownership and use of cars, caused the budget share of traffic and transport outlay to rise from under three to approximately 12 percent in the period 1936-1980. From recent more detailed material, it apparently dropped in the years between 1978 and 1981, from 12.5 to 11.4 percent, because of the set-back in real total consumption and the rapid decrease in money spent on the purchase of cars. In terms of budget shares, there is a wide difference between car owning and non-car owning households. The analysis has shown that there exists a competitive relation between transport and the rent or rentable value of the home. The general conclusion is that other household characteristics beside car ownership determine the budget share of traffic and transport in total consumption. By careful segmentation, with special attention to life-style variables, some homogeneous household groups can be formed with a more or less constant budget share of traffic and transport. See also IRRD 286940.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Ministerie van Verkeer en Waterstaat

    Projectbureau IVVS, Koninginnegracht 16-21
    The Hague,   Netherlands 
  • Authors:
    • BLOK, P M
    • Vogelaar, J
  • Publication Date: 1985-6

Language

  • Dutch

Media Info

  • Features: Figures; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: 32 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00455368
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Institute for Road Safety Research, SWOV
  • Files: ITRD, TRIS
  • Created Date: May 31 1986 12:00AM