Residential location choice and commuting time of two-earner households

The objective of this thesis is to investigate what influences two-earner households' residential location and commuting to work behaviour, and the relationship between the two. It is assumed that the residential location and commuting time choices are interdependent, and that current models are inadequate because they ignore this interdependence. It is found that dwelling characteristics play a dominating role in two-earner households' location decisions. Households make complex trade-offs between these factors according to their family lifecycle stages and budget constraints. The empirical results support the argument that the choice of residence is made with respect to both workers' commuting needs. However, the head of household and the non-head trade off their commuting time with different aspects of residential location. It is concluded that the joint choice model developed in this study improves our insight into the interdependence between two-earner household residence and journey to work. (a) Thesis submitted in fulfilment of the requirements for the degree of Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) in the Faculty of the Built Environment.

  • Corporate Authors:

    University of New South Wales

    Faculty of Built Environment
    Sydney, NSW 2052  Australia 
  • Authors:
    • Chang, X
  • Publication Date: 2002


  • English

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  • Pagination: 244P

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  • Accession Number: 01011294
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: ARRB
  • Files: ITRD, ATRI
  • Created Date: Dec 19 2005 2:59PM