A Model System for Adults’ Weekday Activity Episode Generation by Activity Purpose and Social Context

This paper proposes a multivariate ordered response system framework to model the interactions in non-work activity episode decisions across household and non-household members at the level of activity generation. The empirical analysis in the paper uses data drawn from the 2007 American Time Use Survey (ATUS) and provides important insights into the determinants of adults’ weekday activity episode generation behavior. The results underscore the substantial linkages in the activity episode generation of adults based on activity purpose and accompaniment type. The extent of this linkage varies by individual demographics, household demographics, day of the week, and season of the year.


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Media Info

  • Media Type: DVD
  • Features: References; Tables;
  • Pagination: 30p
  • Monograph Title: TRB 89th Annual Meeting Compendium of Papers DVD

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  • Accession Number: 01155020
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Report/Paper Numbers: 10-1588
  • Files: TRIS, TRB
  • Created Date: Jan 25 2010 10:42AM