Transiting to Work: The Role of Private Transportation for Low-Income Households

This paper examines the role of reliable vehicles in facilitating employment, using a new data set: the Iowa Transportation and Employment Survey. The empirical results document markedly higher levels of transportation problems and human capital barriers among low-income households compared to other households and among low-income nonworking adults compared to their employed counterparts. The multivariate analysis of low-income households shows that employment and reliable transport are related. Respondents with no access to a reliable vehicle are less likely to be employed; those employed are more likely to have access to a reliable vehicle. Residence in an urban area has a positive effect on working.

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  • Authors:
    • Garsky, Steven
    • Fletcher, Cynthia Needles
    • Jensen, Helen H
  • Publication Date: 2006-4


  • English

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  • Media Type: Print
  • Features: References;
  • Pagination: pp 64-89
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  • Accession Number: 01053740
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jul 5 2007 4:52PM