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A Model of Household Interactions In Activity Patterns


  • van Wissen, Leo J.


Time is an important aspect of the activity patterns of individuals. An activity pattern can be described by means of a time-space diagram (Hagerstrand, 1970), that describes, for each moment within a given time interval, the location and type of activity of an individual. These time-space patterns are the result of various decisions and events experienced by that individual. In this paper, we will focus on the time dimensions of the space-time activity patterns of individuals. More specifically, we will focus attention on the allocation of time to a number of out-of-home activities. Other aspects, such as the timing and scheduling of activities are outside the scope of this paper.

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  • van Wissen, Leo J., 1991. "A Model of Household Interactions In Activity Patterns," University of California Transportation Center, Working Papers qt46q1c44f, University of California Transportation Center.
  • Handle: RePEc:cdl:uctcwp:qt46q1c44f

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    1. Ignace Glorieux & Joeri Minnen & Theun Tienoven, 2011. "Spouse “Together Time”: Quality Time Within the Household," Social Indicators Research: An International and Interdisciplinary Journal for Quality-of-Life Measurement, Springer, vol. 101(2), pages 281-287, April.
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