The objectives of this paper are (a) to offer a review of the monetary expenditure and travel characteristics of households across population subgroups defined in terms of variables believed to be correlated with life-style, (b) to determine the usefulness of this body of knowledge in long-term forecasting of travel demand, and (c) to identify factors that may influence life-style and travel behavior but that have not been incorporated into travel behavior analysis and demand forecasting. The paper is organized as follows: The definitions of life-style found in the literature are reviewed in the section following the introduction and variables that have commonly been associated with life-style are identified. Then the life-styles of population segments are reviewed using consumer expenditure statistics. The findings in the literature on travel characteristics of these segments are summarized; trends in the variables associated with life-style are reviewed, and likely changes in travel behavior are noted using the travel characteristics identified earlier. The discussion is extended to include those contributing factors that are typically not considered in travel behavior analysis. The last section presents conclusions and recommendations.

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  • Media Type: Print
  • Features: Figures; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: pp 149-189
  • Monograph Title: A LOOK AHEAD: YEAR 2020
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  • Accession Number: 00486286
  • Record Type: Publication
  • ISBN: 0-309-04702-1
  • Report/Paper Numbers: HS-040 656
  • Files: TRIS, TRB, ATRI
  • Created Date: Aug 31 1989 12:00AM