Comparing the Determinants of Mode Choice across Travel Purposes
AbstractThis paper considers travel mode choice for a range of journey purposes in Ireland using micro-data for 2009. Results suggest that demographic and socio-economic variables, location and public transport availability are important determinants of mode choice. The results also indicate an attachment to the car as a mode of transport for non-commuting journeys when available, and especially when used regularly for work journeys. Importantly, the determinants of mode choice are found to differ across journey purposes suggesting that it is not valid to generalise the results from studies considering only one journey purpose.
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Mode choice; travel purpose; model comparison;
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- C25 - Mathematical and Quantitative Methods - - Single Equation Models; Single Variables - - - Discrete Regression and Qualitative Choice Models; Discrete Regressors; Proportions
- D12 - Microeconomics - - Household Behavior - - - Consumer Economics: Empirical Analysis
- R22 - Urban, Rural, Regional, Real Estate, and Transportation Economics - - Household Analysis - - - Other Demand
- R41 - Urban, Rural, Regional, Real Estate, and Transportation Economics - - Transportation Economics - - - Transportation: Demand, Supply, and Congestion
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- NEP-ALL-2013-04-13 (All new papers)
- NEP-DCM-2013-04-13 (Discrete Choice Models)
- NEP-TRE-2013-04-13 (Transport Economics)
- NEP-TUR-2013-04-13 (Tourism Economics)
- NEP-URE-2013-04-13 (Urban & Real Estate Economics)
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