GENDER DIFFERENCES IN METROPOLITAN TRAVEL BEHAVIOUR

This paper, based on a large U.S. national sample, finds that women consistently have shorter worktrips than men, regardless of income, occupation, marital and family status, mode of travel or location, and that women undertake more non-worktrips than do men. Results provide no support to the arguments that women cannot afford to take longer worktrips because they suffer from lower wages, restricted accessibility, heavy representation in poorly paid but spatially dispersed occupations, and the need to allocate more time to their families. Their worktrips remain shorter after standardizing the data for all these factors.

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  • Authors:
    • Gordon, P
    • Kumar, A
    • Richardson, H W
  • Publication Date: 1989

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  • Accession Number: 00797630
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Aug 13 2000 12:00AM