TRAVEL BEHAVIOR, GENDER, AND SOCIAL CLASS IN THE TWIN CITIES
This study is an examination of gender divisions within local labor markets, focusing on the employment and journey-to-work characteristics of men and women in the Minneapolis-St. Paul Metropolitan Area in 1990. There are two purposes to the research. First, to determine whether labor market segmentation by gender assumes spatial form. Second, to evaluate the geographical variation of gender differences in work trip length. Results of the study suggest that location exerts significant and substantial effects on the earnings opportunities available to women, and the time- and space-requirements of domestic and paid employment make it difficult to justify distant employment without a premium in job security or earnings.
Minneapolis, MN United States 55455-0375
- Wyly, E K
- Publication Date: 1995-9
- Features: Figures; References; Tables;
- Pagination: 197 p.
- TRT Terms: Commuters; Employment; Females; Gender; Labor; Metropolitan areas; Social class; Travel behavior; Trip length
- Uncontrolled Terms: Work
- Geographic Terms: Minneapolis (Minnesota); Saint Paul (Minnesota)
- Subject Areas: Highways; Passenger Transportation; Planning and Forecasting; Safety and Human Factors; Society; I72: Traffic and Transport Planning;
- Accession Number: 00724541
- Record Type: Publication
- Files: TRIS
- Created Date: Aug 8 1996 12:00AM