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Commuting, Residence and Workplace Location Attractiveness and Local Public Goods

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  • Klaus Nowotny

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Being closely tied to today’s working life, commuting is of central interest to geographers, policy makers, transport planners and economists alike. This article analyzes aggregate commuting using various groups of variables. Its special focus is on whether and how the provision of local public goods, such as educational institutions or health care facilities, and local amenities affect commuting decisions on the aggregate level and to what extent commuting can be explained by labor market characteristics at the source and target units. The empirical investigation analyzes aggregate commuting flows between municipalities of an Austrian province using censored regression and count data models.

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Article provided by FrancoAngeli Editore in its journal SCIENZE REGIONALI.

Volume (Year): 2011/1 (2011)
Issue (Month): 1 ()
Pages: 109-136

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Handle: RePEc:fan:scresc:v:html10.3280/scre2011-001005

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Keywords: Pendolarismo; modello gravitazionale; censored regression;

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  1. Joao Santos Silva & Silvana Tenreyro, 2005. "The Log of Gravity," CEP Discussion Papers dp0701, Centre for Economic Performance, LSE.
  2. van Ommeren, Jos & Rietveld, Piet & Nijkamp, Peter, 1997. "Commuting: In Search of Jobs and Residences," Journal of Urban Economics, Elsevier, vol. 42(3), pages 402-421, November.
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  1. Engelbert Theurl & Georg Gottholmseder, 2006. "Nicht-PendlerInnen, Binnen- und GrenzpendlerInnen - Eine sozio-ökonomische Charakterisierung am Beispiel der Pendlerregion Bodenseeraum," Wirtschaft und Gesellschaft - WuG, Kammer für Arbeiter und Angestellte für Wien, Abteilung Wirtschaftswissenschaft und Statistik, vol. 32(2), pages 209-244.

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