THE GOODS/LEISURE TRADEOFF AND DISAGGREGATE WORK TRIP MODE CHOICE MODELS

In disaggregate work trip mode choice models, the wage of the worker often enters as an explanatory variable. In some models, the cost of travel is divided by the worker's wage, while in other models the travel times are multiplied by the wage. This paper analyzes the use of wage in mode choice models and shows how different assumptions about the worker's indifference mapping between goods and leisure lead to different methods of entering wage. Using a cobb-douglas utility function, it is shown when cost should be divided and when it should be multiplied by wage in the mode choice model. /TRRL/

  • Corporate Authors:

    Pergamon Press, Incorporated

    Maxwell House, Fairview Park
    Elmsford, NY  United States  10523
  • Authors:
    • Train, K
    • McFadden, D
  • Publication Date: 1978-10

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  • Accession Number: 00193951
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Transport Research Laboratory
  • Files: ITRD, TRIS
  • Created Date: Jun 13 1979 12:00AM