Time is an important aspect of the activity patterns of individuals. An activity pattern can be described by means of a time-space diagram that describes, for each moment within a given time interval, the location and type of activity of an individual. These time-space patterns are the result of various decisions and events experienced by that individual. This paper focuses on the time dimensions of the space-time activity patterns of individuals. More specifically, attention is focused on the allocation of time to a number of out-of-home activities. A model is proposed and applied empirically to study the interactions among household members in allocating their time to various out-of-home activities. Special attention is given to the effects of life cycle and employment status on the interacting patterns of household members. The model is applied using longitudinal data on activity patterns from the Netherlands in the period 1984 to 1988.

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    University of California, Irvine

    Institute of Transportation Studies
    4000 Anteater Instruction and Research Building
    Irvine, CA  United States  92697
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    • Van Wissen, LJG
  • Publication Date: 1989-5

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  • Accession Number: 00485747
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Report/Paper Numbers: UCI-ITS-WP-89-5
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jul 31 1989 12:00AM