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Activity, Travel, and the Allocation of Time

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  • David Levinson

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    (Nexus (Networks, Economics, and Urban Systems) Research Group, Department of Civil Engineering, University of Minnesota)

  • Ajay Kumar

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This paper analyzes 1968 and 1987-88 metropolitan Washington, DC household travel surveys to understand the daily allocation of time among different activities of individuals classified by work status and gender. The increase in female labor force participation rates has produced an increase in overall time spent at work per person. The increase in work trips and the simultaneous increase in nonwork trips has resulted in less time spent at home. People are substituting money for time spent at home, buying household services outside the home. The group of individuals who work at home is analyzed separately to obtain an understanding of this growing segment. .

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Paper provided by University of Minnesota: Nexus Research Group in its series Working Papers with number 199505.

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Date of creation: 1995
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Publication status: Published in Journal of the American Planning Association . Fall 1995 61:4 458-470.
Handle: RePEc:nex:wpaper:activitwy

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  1. David Levinson & Ajay Kumar, 1994. "The Rational Locator: Why Travel Times Have Remained Stable," Working Papers 199402, University of Minnesota: Nexus Research Group.
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