Aging, Gender and Neighbourhood Determinants of Distance Traveled: A Multilevel Analysis in the Hamilton CMA
AbstractThe objective of this study is to investigate the determinants of mean trip distance traveled by different mode types. The study uses data from the Hamilton CMA in Canada, and multilevel models to investigate demographic aging factors, gender differentials, and neighbourhood attributes on distance traveled. The results of the study validate previous findings regarding the decline in distance traveled as age advances. In addition, it is found that: 1) While this effect of age is present for all modes analyzed (car-driving, car-passenger, and bus) it is considerably more marked for car-driving; 2) There are significant gender effects compounded by the interrelated factors of employment constraints, household dynamics, and greater reliance on travel modes other than car driving; and 3) Neighbourhoods with high commercial and residential mix showed a negative relation with distance traveled only in the case of car-driver.
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Bibliographic InfoPaper provided by McMaster University in its series Social and Economic Dimensions of an Aging Population Research Papers with number 209.
Length: 42 pages
Date of creation: Jun 2007
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distance traveled; aging; elderly; gender; neighbourhood influence; multilevel analysis;
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This paper has been announced in the following NEP Reports:
- NEP-AGE-2007-08-27 (Economics of Ageing)
- NEP-ALL-2007-08-27 (All new papers)
- NEP-GEO-2007-08-27 (Economic Geography)
- NEP-URE-2007-08-27 (Urban & Real Estate Economics)
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