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Residential choice behaviour of dual earner households: a decompositional joint choice model


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  • H Timmermans
  • A Borgers
  • J van Dijk
  • H Oppewal


The residential location decision process has been studied for several decades with use of different approaches. One such approach that has received considerable attention in urban planning is the decompositional approach. This approach involves measuring individual preferences. Residential choice behaviour is, however, often the result of a joint decisionmaking process, especially in the case of dual earner households. In the present paper, the original modelling approach is therefore extended to a model of joint decisionmaking. The results of an empirical application in the context of residential choice behaviour in the Netherlands are described.

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Article provided by Pion Ltd, London in its journal Environment and Planning A.

Volume (Year): 24 (1992)
Issue (Month): 4 (April)
Pages: 517-533

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