This report analyzes data from the 1990 National Personal Transportation Survey (NPTS) data in order to identify and evaluate the differences, if any, in the travel behavior of women in different household and family settings today. The data cannot tell us if these differences will continue into the future and, if they will not, what women's travel will look like instead. But the analysis is the first step in making our travel estimates more accurate, our planning efforts more responsive, and our policymaking more equitable. The report uses largely descriptive analyses and cross-tabulations to address these issues. The first major section of the report covers each issue in depth, highlighting the transportation implications for women of the profound demographic and social changes our society has witnessed in the last thirty years. The second section of the report compares and evaluates the travel patterns of men and women in terms of traditional variables: household income, employment status, and license holding. The third major section focuses on the possible impact of less commonly studied variables on the travel behavior of women and men. The fourth section summarizes the major findings and the last section briefly describes the research implications of the findings.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • 1990 NPTS Report Series: Demographic Special Reports.
  • Corporate Authors:

    Federal Highway Administration

    Office of Highway Information Management, 1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE
    Washington, DC  United States  20590
  • Authors:
    • Rosenbloom, S
  • Publication Date: 1995


  • English

Media Info

  • Features: Figures; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: 91 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00675276
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS, USDOT
  • Created Date: Mar 14 1995 12:00AM