IDEAS home Printed from
MyIDEAS: Login to save this paper or follow this series

Car ownership and access to jobs in Spain

  • Anna Matas


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

  • José-Luís Raymond


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

  • José-Luís Roig


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

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.

If you experience problems downloading a file, check if you have the proper application to view it first. In case of further problems read the IDEAS help page. Note that these files are not on the IDEAS site. Please be patient as the files may be large.

File URL:
File Function: First version, 2008
Download Restriction: no

File URL:
File Function: Revised version, 2008
Download Restriction: no

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

in new window

Length: 21 pages
Date of creation: Apr 2008
Date of revision: Apr 2008
Handle: RePEc:xrp:wpaper:xreap2008-03
Contact details of provider: Postal: Espai de Recerca en Economia, Facultat de Ciències Econòmiques i Empresarials, Universitat de Barcelona, c/ Tinent Coronel Valenzuela, 1-11, 08034 Barcelona
Phone: +34+934039653
Web page:

More information through EDIRC

References listed on IDEAS
Please report citation or reference errors to , or , if you are the registered author of the cited work, log in to your RePEc Author Service profile, click on "citations" and make appropriate adjustments.:

as in new window
  1. Agustí Segarra-Blasco & José García-Quevedo & Mercedes Teruel-Carrizosa, 2007. "Barriers to innovation and public policy in Catalonia," Working Papers 2007/6, Institut d'Economia de Barcelona (IEB).
  2. Francesc Trillas & Daniel Montolio & Néstor Duch, 2006. "Productive efficiency and regulatory reform: The case of vehicle inspection services," Working Papers 2006/3, Institut d'Economia de Barcelona (IEB).
  3. Mariam Camarero & Josep Lluis Carrion-i-Silvestre & Cecilio Tamarit, 2006. "New evidence of the real interest rate parity for OECD countries using panel unit root tests with breaks," Working Papers CREAP2006-14, Xarxa de Referència en Economia Aplicada (XREAP), revised Dec 2006.
  4. Agustí Segarra-Blasco & Mercedes Teruel-Carrizosa, 2006. "Productivity growth and competition in spanish manufacturing firms: What has happened in recent years?," Working Papers CREAP2006-09, Xarxa de Referència en Economia Aplicada (XREAP), revised Dec 2006.
  5. Néstor Duch & Daniel Montolio & Mauro Mediavilla, 2007. "Evaluating the impact of public subsidies on a firm's performance: A quasi-experimental approach," Working Papers 2007/3, Institut d'Economia de Barcelona (IEB).
  6. Artís, Manuel & Ramos, Raul & Surinach, Jordi, 2007. "Job Losses, Outsourcing and Relocation: Empirical Evidence Using Microdata," IZA Discussion Papers 2978, Institute for the Study of Labor (IZA).
  7. Kitamura, Ryuichi & Bunch, David S., 1990. "Heterogeneity and State Dependence in Household Car Ownership: A Panel Analysis Using Ordered-Response Probit Models with Error Components," University of California Transportation Center, Working Papers qt0qv4q55r, University of California Transportation Center.
  8. Gao, Shengyi & Mokhtarian, Patricia L & Johnston, Robert A., 2007. "Exploring the connections among job accessibility, employment, income, and auto ownership using structural equation modeling," Institute of Transportation Studies, Working Paper Series qt30v177dx, Institute of Transportation Studies, UC Davis.
  9. José Mª Durán Cabré & Alejandro Esteller Moré, 2007. "An empirical analysis of wealth taxation: Equity compliance," Working Papers XREAP2007-03, Xarxa de Referència en Economia Aplicada (XREAP), revised Jun 2007.
  10. Carmen Álvarez-Albelo & Raúl Hernández-Martín, 2007. "Explaining High Economic Growth in Small Tourism Countries with a Dynamic General Equilibrium Model," Working Papers XREAP2007-06, Xarxa de Referència en Economia Aplicada (XREAP), revised Jul 2007.
  11. Agustí Segarra-Blasco, 2007. "Innovation Sources and Productivity: A Quantile Regression Analysis," Working Papers XREAP2007-08, Xarxa de Referència en Economia Aplicada (XREAP), revised Oct 2007.
  12. Antonio M. Bento & Maureen L. Cropper & Ahmed Mushfiq Mobarak & Katja Vinha, 2005. "The Effects of Urban Spatial Structure on Travel Demand in the United States," The Review of Economics and Statistics, MIT Press, vol. 87(3), pages 466-478, August.
  13. Karanassou, Marika & Sala, Hector & Snower, Dennis J., 2006. "The Macroeconomics of the Labor Market: Three Fundamental Views," IZA Discussion Papers 2480, Institute for the Study of Labor (IZA).
  14. Germà Bel & Xavier Fageda, 2006. "Factors explaining local privatization: A meta-regression analysis," Working Papers CREAP2006-03, Xarxa de Referència en Economia Aplicada (XREAP), revised Oct 2006.
  15. Vicente Royuela & Diona Lambiri & Bianca Biagi, 2006. "Economía Urbana y Calidad de Vida. Una revisión del estado del conocimiento en España," IREA Working Papers 200606, University of Barcelona, Research Institute of Applied Economics, revised Dec 2006.
  16. Jordi Jofre-Monseny & Albert Solé-Ollé, 2007. "Tax differentials and agglomeration economies in intraregional firm location," Working Papers 2007/2, Institut d'Economia de Barcelona (IEB).
  17. Agustí Segarra-Blasco, 2007. "Innovation, R&D Spillovers and Productivity: The Role of Knowledge-Intensive Services," Working Papers XREAP2007-12, Xarxa de Referència en Economia Aplicada (XREAP), revised Nov 2007.
  18. Matas, Anna & Raymond, Josep-LLuis, 2008. "Changes in the structure of car ownership in Spain," Transportation Research Part A: Policy and Practice, Elsevier, vol. 42(1), pages 187-202, January.
  19. Dargay, Joyce M., 2002. "Determinants of car ownership in rural and urban areas: a pseudo-panel analysis," Transportation Research Part E: Logistics and Transportation Review, Elsevier, vol. 38(5), pages 351-366, September.
  20. Anna Matas & Josep-Lluis Raymond, 2007. "Cross-section data, disequilibrium situations and estimated coefficients: evidence from car ownership demand," Working Papers XREAP2007-04, Xarxa de Referència en Economia Aplicada (XREAP), revised Jun 2007.
  21. Germà Bel & John Foote, 2007. "Comparison of Recent Toll Road Concession Transactions in the United States and France," Working Papers XREAP2007-11, Xarxa de Referència en Economia Aplicada (XREAP), revised Nov 2007.
  22. Whelan, Gerard, 2007. "Modelling car ownership in Great Britain," Transportation Research Part A: Policy and Practice, Elsevier, vol. 41(3), pages 205-219, March.
  23. Jordi Jofre Monseny & Alberto Sole Olle, 2007. "Tax Differentials and Agglomeration Economies in Intraregional Firm Location," Working Papers in Economics 180, Universitat de Barcelona. Espai de Recerca en Economia.
  24. Giuliano, Genevieve & Dargay, Joyce, 2006. "Car ownership, travel and land use: a comparison of the US and Great Britain," Transportation Research Part A: Policy and Practice, Elsevier, vol. 40(2), pages 106-124, February.
  25. Antoni Garrido Torres & Pere Arqué Castells, 2006. "The choice of banking firm: are the interest rate a significant criteria?," Working Papers 2006/4, Institut d'Economia de Barcelona (IEB).
  26. Antoni Garrido Torres & Pere Arqué Castells, 2006. "The choice of banking firm: Are the interest rate a significant criteria?," Working Papers CREAP2006-08, Xarxa de Referència en Economia Aplicada (XREAP), revised Dec 2006.
  27. Salon, Deborah, 2009. "Neighborhoods, cars, and commuting in New York City: A discrete choice approach," Transportation Research Part A: Policy and Practice, Elsevier, vol. 43(2), pages 180-196, February.
  28. Bhat, Chandra R. & Pulugurta, Vamsi, 1998. "A comparison of two alternative behavioral choice mechanisms for household auto ownership decisions," Transportation Research Part B: Methodological, Elsevier, vol. 32(1), pages 61-75, January.
  29. Adriana Sánchez Hugalde, 2007. "Influencia de la inmigración en la elección escolar," Working Papers 2007/4, Institut d'Economia de Barcelona (IEB).
  30. José-Luis Raymond & José-Luis Roig, 2007. "Una propuesta de evaluación de las externalidades de capital humano en la empresa," Working Papers XREAP2007-02, Xarxa de Referència en Economia Aplicada (XREAP), revised Apr 2007.
  31. Cynthia Chen & Hongmian Gong & Robert Paaswell, 2008. "Role of the built environment on mode choice decisions: additional evidence on the impact of density," Transportation, Springer, vol. 35(3), pages 285-299, May.
  32. Daniel Albalate, 2007. "Shifting Death to their Alternatives: The Case of Toll Motorways," Working Papers XREAP2007-09, Xarxa de Referència en Economia Aplicada (XREAP), revised Oct 2007.
  33. Rogers, Cynthia L., 1997. "Job Search and Unemployment Duration: Implications for the Spatial Mismatch Hypothesis," Journal of Urban Economics, Elsevier, vol. 42(1), pages 109-132, July.
  34. Marisol Rodríguez & Alexandrina Stoyanova, 2006. "Changes in the demand for private medical insurance following a shift in tax incentives," Working Papers CREAP2006-12, Xarxa de Referència en Economia Aplicada (XREAP), revised Dec 2006.
Full references (including those not matched with items on IDEAS)

This item is not listed on Wikipedia, on a reading list or among the top items on IDEAS.

When requesting a correction, please mention this item's handle: RePEc:xrp:wpaper:xreap2008-03. See general information about how to correct material in RePEc.

For technical questions regarding this item, or to correct its authors, title, abstract, bibliographic or download information, contact: ()

The email address of this maintainer does not seem to be valid anymore. Please ask to update the entry or send us the correct address

If you have authored this item and are not yet registered with RePEc, we encourage you to do it here. This allows to link your profile to this item. It also allows you to accept potential citations to this item that we are uncertain about.

If references are entirely missing, you can add them using this form.

If the full references list an item that is present in RePEc, but the system did not link to it, you can help with this form.

If you know of missing items citing this one, you can help us creating those links by adding the relevant references in the same way as above, for each refering item. If you are a registered author of this item, you may also want to check the "citations" tab in your profile, as there may be some citations waiting for confirmation.

Please note that corrections may take a couple of weeks to filter through the various RePEc services.

This information is provided to you by IDEAS at the Research Division of the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis using RePEc data.