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Don’t Work, Work at Home, or Commute? Discrete Choice Models of the Decision for San Francisco Bay Area Residents

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  • Ory, D T
  • Mokhtarian, Patricia L

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Using socio-demographic, personality, and attitudinal data from 1,680 residents of the San Francisco Bay Area, we develop and estimate binary, multinomial, and nested logit models of the choice to work or not, whether or not to work at home, and whether to commute all of the time or some of the time (either by only working part time, or by working a compressed work week, or by telecommuting some of the time). To our knowledge, these are the first models of all these choices simultaneously. This work is relevant both to travel demand modeling, which usually bases trip or activity generation models on a given set of employment status inputs, and to labor force engagement modeling, which typically ignores the impact of travelrelated variables. The model results indicate that the typical predictors of labor force engagement (gender, household income, and education) play an important role here, with family variables having an especially complex effect. Other interesting findings are that telecommuters tend to be adventure-seekers and home-based workers tend to be workaholics; those who like travel tend to commute five or more times per week; and mobility constraints are significant in the decisions to work part-time and to commute full-time.

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Paper provided by Institute of Transportation Studies, UC Davis in its series Institute of Transportation Studies, Working Paper Series with number qt71q8b94r.

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  1. Horowitz, Joel L., 1991. "Reconsidering the multinomial probit model," Transportation Research Part B: Methodological, Elsevier, vol. 25(6), pages 433-438, December.
  2. David T. Ory & Patricia L. Mokhtarian & Lothlorien S. Redmond & Ilan Salomon & Gustavo O. Collantes & Sangho Choo, 2004. "When is Commuting Desirable to the Individual?," Growth and Change, Gatton College of Business and Economics, University of Kentucky, vol. 35(3), pages 334-359.
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  4. Redmond, Lothlorien, 2000. "Identifying and Analyzing Travel-Related Attitudinal, Personality, and Lifestyle Clusters in the San Francisco Bay Area," Institute of Transportation Studies, Working Paper Series qt0317h7v4, Institute of Transportation Studies, UC Davis.
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  7. Bagley, Michael N. & Mokhtarian, Patricia L., 1997. "Analyzing the preference for non-exclusive forms of telecommuting: Modeling and policy implications," University of California Transportation Center, Working Papers qt7200521q, University of California Transportation Center.
  8. Clay, Michael J. & Mokhtarian, Patricia L., 2004. "Personal Travel Management: The Adoption and Consideration of Travel-Related Strategies," University of California Transportation Center, Working Papers qt3mw6d5hj, University of California Transportation Center.
  9. Mokhtarian, Patricia L. & Salomon, Ilan, 1995. "Modeling the Choice of Telecommuting 3: Identifying the Choice Set and Estimating Binary Choice Models for Technology-Based Alternatives," University of California Transportation Center, Working Papers qt80w5p49p, University of California Transportation Center.
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