AGE AND THE JOURNEY TO WORK
An hypothesis suggesting an inverse association between age and distance traveled to work was tested by correlation analysis. The results indicated no support for the expected linear relationship between age and distance commuted. This finding runs counter to the well documented inverse relationship between age and other dimensions of geographic mobility. Several possible reasons for the failure of age to emerge as a predictor of distance traveled to work are suggested and are briefly discussed.
- Prepared in cooperation with Pennsylvania State Univ., University Park. Dept. of Sociology.
University of Washington, MadisonCenter for Applied Sociology
Madison, WA USA
Economic Development AdministrationOffice of Economic Research
Washington, DC USA 20230
Pennsylvania State University, University ParkDepartment of Sociology
University Park, PA USA 16802
- Clements, F
- Summers, G F
- Publication Date: 1973-8
- Pagination: 11 p.
- TRT Terms: Age; Age groups; Automobiles; Correlation analysis; Distance; Employment; Hypothesis testing; Mobility; Recommendations; Statistical analysis; Steel plants; Travel; Travel patterns; Travel time; Urban areas; Work trips
- Uncontrolled Terms: Hypothesis
- Subject Areas: Administration and Management; Data and Information Technology; Highways; Operations and Traffic Management; Research; Society;
- Accession Number: 00091856
- Record Type: Publication
- Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
- Report/Paper Numbers: RID-73.13
- Contract Numbers: EDA-OER-417-G-72-7
- Files: TRIS
- Created Date: Sep 10 2002 12:00AM