An Analysis of Weekend Work Activity Patterns in the San Francisco Bay Area

This study examines the spatial and temporal characteristics of work patterns on weekends. The authors are particularly interested in whether individuals work over the weekend and, if they work, whether they work in-home or out-of-home. The first dimension is modeled using a discrete choice model. The second dimension is analyzed using both a log-linear model of work duration and a discrete choice multinomial logit model for work start time of day. The empirical analysis is based on the 2000 San Francisco Bay Area travel survey. The results indicate that day of week/seasonal effects, individual demographics, work-related variables, household characteristics, and location are all important variables in weekend work participation characteristics. Weekend out-of-home workers tended to display the same work patterns as weekday workers in terms of work duration and work start/end times. However, individuals working at home over the weekends work much shorter durations that those who work out-of-home and tend to start their work activity later in the day. These findings can be used as one component of a larger activity-travel pattern forecasting system. Since this research is the first transportation-related study to examine weekend work activity and its spatial or temporal attributes, further research is needed.

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  • Authors:
    • Sall, Elizabeth A
    • Bhat, Chandra R
  • Publication Date: 2007-3


  • English

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  • Accession Number: 01046541
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Apr 12 2007 10:52PM