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Commuting patterns in one- and two-earner households in the USA: An empirical investigation of common preference utility

Vasilev, Boyko (2009)
Department of Economics
Abstract
This paper examines the effect of various factors on the commuting behaviour of one- and two- worker households. The households' choices in the land- and labour markets are modeled in the context of Becker's common-preference framework. The empirical investigation using data from the 2007 American Community Survey also tests the Household Responsibility Hypothesis. I find that women have shorter work trips than men, but are willing to commute much longer if they earned more. There is no evidence that the presence of children decreases commuting for married women. Non-white workers commute considerably longer than white workers, with non-white women being the most disadvantaged.
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@misc{1501071,
  abstract     = {This paper examines the effect of various factors on the commuting behaviour of one- and two- worker households. The households' choices in the land- and labour markets are modeled in the context of Becker's common-preference framework. The empirical investigation using data from the 2007 American Community Survey also tests the Household Responsibility Hypothesis. I find that women have shorter work trips than men, but are willing to commute much longer if they earned more. There is no evidence that the presence of children decreases commuting for married women. Non-white workers commute considerably longer than white workers, with non-white women being the most disadvantaged.},
  author       = {Vasilev, Boyko},
  keyword      = {common-preference,family utility,commuting patterns,Household Responsibility Hypothesis,simultaneous equations,Economics, econometrics, economic theory, economic systems, economic policy,Nationalekonomi, ekonometri, ekonomisk teori, ekonomiska system, ekonomisk politik},
  language     = {eng},
  note         = {Student Paper},
  title        = {Commuting patterns in one- and two-earner households in the USA: An empirical investigation of common preference utility},
  year         = {2009},
}