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The impacts of women's careers on their commuting behavior: A case study of Israeli computer professionals

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  • Pazy, Asya
  • Salomon, Ilan
  • Pintzov, Tovi
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    The growth in women's participation in the labor force has attracted attention to gender differences in commuting behavior and to their implications. The present study focuses on the relationship between women's willingness to extend their commuting trips in exchange for career gains. Career gains were defined in broad terms, to encompass whatever the individual woman viewed as desirable improvement in her work situation. Three categories of variables were examined: career factors, family factors, and commute factors. The sample consisted of 162 women working in computer-related professions, in the Tel-Aviv metropolitan area. The majority of respondents expressed willingness to extend their journey to work for a career improvement. Commute duration and distance were the major determinants of such willingness: the longer the present commute, the more reluctant were women to further lengthen it. Career orientation was positively associated with willingness to increase commute, whereas education level, rank and weekly working hours did not have a significant influence. Among women of weaker career orientation, willingness was higher when their job was incongruent with their career aspirations. Mothers of young children were less inclined to travel more. Women dependent on public transport showed a greater sensitivity to the presence of a young child in their inclination to increase commute travel time than those who used private cars. The study supports the hypothesis that attitudinal data seem to offer greater explanatory power than simple indicators of employment.

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    Article provided by Elsevier in its journal Transportation Research Part A: Policy and Practice.

    Volume (Year): 30 (1996)
    Issue (Month): 4 (July)
    Pages: 269-286

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    1. Choo, Sangho & Mokhtarian, Patricia L, 2004. "Modeling the Individual Consideration of Travel-Related Strategy Bundles," Institute of Transportation Studies, Working Paper Series qt3123v46c, Institute of Transportation Studies, UC Davis.
    2. Sandow, Erika & Westin, Kerstin, 2010. "The persevering commuter - Duration of long-distance commuting," Transportation Research Part A: Policy and Practice, Elsevier, vol. 44(6), pages 433-445, July.
    3. Schwanen, Tim & Dijst, Martin, 2002. "Travel-time ratios for visits to the workplace: the relationship between commuting time and work duration," Transportation Research Part A: Policy and Practice, Elsevier, vol. 36(7), pages 573-592, August.
    4. Christy Collins & Arianne De Blaeij, 2005. "Trends in commuter and leisure travel in The Netherlands 1991-2001 - Mode choice and travel time," ERSA conference papers ersa05p615, European Regional Science Association.
    5. Lyons, Glenn & Jain, Juliet & Holley, David, 2007. "The use of travel time by rail passengers in Great Britain," Transportation Research Part A: Policy and Practice, Elsevier, vol. 41(1), pages 107-120, January.
    6. Marsden, Greg & Docherty, Iain, 2013. "Insights on disruptions as opportunities for transport policy change," Transportation Research Part A: Policy and Practice, Elsevier, vol. 51(C), pages 46-55.
    7. Shinichiro Iwata & Keiko Tamada, 2014. "The backward-bending commute times of married women with household responsibility," Transportation, Springer, vol. 41(2), pages 251-278, March.
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    9. Gershenson, Seth, 2013. "The causal effect of commute time on labor supply: Evidence from a natural experiment involving substitute teachers," Transportation Research Part A: Policy and Practice, Elsevier, vol. 54(C), pages 127-140.

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