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Effects of distance work on the activity-travel pattern

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  • Haraldsson, Mattias

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    This paper estimates the long run effects of distance work on various aspects of the activity-travel pattern. Estimations are made using econometric matching on a data material from the Swedish travel survey, RES, a travel diary collected in the period 1999-2001. The activity-travel pattern of men seems to be irresponsive to distance work, while some aspects of the activity-travel pattern of women change due to distance work. For instance, it is found that distance-working women adopt a more “local” lifestyle where purchases and child care are moved closer to home.

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    Paper provided by Swedish National Road & Transport Research Institute (VTI) in its series Working Papers with number 2007:6.

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    Length: 28 pages
    Date of creation: 03 Sep 2007
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    Handle: RePEc:hhs:vtiwps:2007_006

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    Keywords: Distance work; matching;

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