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.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Prepared in cooperation with Pennsylvania State Univ., University Park. Dept. of Sociology.
  • Corporate Authors:

    University of Washington, Madison

    Center for Applied Sociology
    Madison, WA  United States 

    Economic Development Administration

    Office of Economic Research
    Washington, DC  United States  20230

    Pennsylvania State University, University Park

    Department of Sociology
    University Park, PA  United States  16802
  • Authors:
    • Clements, F
    • Summers, G F
  • Publication Date: 1973-8

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  • Pagination: 11 p.

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Filing Info

  • 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