Examining Commuting Patterns
Typically, the high level of aggregation in conventional analysis of urban commuting may obscure meaningful differences among groups of commuters. This paper disaggregates US census datasets, taking commutersâ€™ gender and occupation into consideration. Refined measuresâ€”jobs/workers ratio, average commuting distance and the number of in- and out-commutersâ€”are introduced through the disaggregate approach and are tested for gender differences. Using US Census Transport Planning Package (CTPP) data for Rochester, MN, this study shows the spatial structure of the labour market among 18 worker groups. The results bear important implications for regional labour market plans considering the spatial mismatch between jobs and housing.
Volume (Year): 48 (2011)
Issue (Month): 5 (April)
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