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Car ownership and access to jobs in Spain

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  • Anna Matas

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    (GEAP, Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona (SPAIN).)

  • José-Luís Raymond

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    (GEAP; Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona (SPAIN).)

  • José-Luís Roig

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    (GEAP, Univesitat Autònoma de Barcelona (SPAIN).)

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    Abstract

    This study analyses the impact that job accessibility in public transport has on car ownership. An ordered probit explaining the number of cars per household is estimated as a function of head of household characteristics, household characteristics and job accessibility. The data used in the analysis come from the Microcensus of year 2001 of the Spanish Institute of Statistics for the areas of Barcelona and Madrid. Our results show a significant effect of accessibility on car ownership. Additionally, we carried out simulation exercises in which the expected number of vehicles decreases as accessibility improves. For instance, in the case of households living outside the central city, an improvement of accessibility up to the average level of the central city would offset the effect of the number of working adults on the expected number of vehicles.

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    Paper provided by Xarxa de Referència en Economia Aplicada (XREAP) in its series Working Papers with number XREAP2008-03.

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    Length: 21 pages
    Date of creation: Apr 2008
    Date of revision: Apr 2008
    Handle: RePEc:xrp:wpaper:xreap2008-03

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    Keywords: car ownership; job accessibility; public transport.;

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