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Peer Review Status: Refereed
Title: Commuting times - The role of gender, children and part-time work
Authors: McQuaid, Ronald
Chen, Tao
Contact Email: r.w.mcquaid@stir.ac.uk
Keywords: Commuting
travel-to-work
gender
children
childcare
part time
full time
Issue Date: 2012
Publisher: Elsevier
Citation: McQuaid R & Chen T (2012) Commuting times - The role of gender, children and part-time work, Research in Transportation Economics, 34 (1), pp. 66-73.
Abstract: It has been widely established in the UK and other developed countries that men commute longer than women and that fathers travel furthest to work while mothers travel least. This paper models a wide variety of factors that affect commuting times including gender, presence of children and working hours (part- and full-time work). It finds that of particular importance to the length of commute are the worker’s age, having children, the age of their youngest child, occupation, weekly pay, and mode of transport (with public transport being associated with long commutes). The region of residence was important for men and women working full time but not for part-timers (except for women in London), while ethnicity and owner occupation were associated with commuting length for full-time men only. The results suggest that while gender, working hours and childcare responsibility are often inter-related, it is useful to disaggregate their effects when modelling.
Type: Journal Article
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1893/16958
DOI Link: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.retrec.2011.12.001
Rights: Published in Research in Transportation Economics by Elsevier; Elsevier believes that individual authors should be able to distribute their accepted author manuscripts for their personal voluntary needs and interests, e.g. posting to their websites or their institution’s repository, e-mailing to colleagues. The Elsevier Policy is as follows: Authors retain the right to use the accepted author manuscript for personal use, internal institutional use and for permitted scholarly posting provided that these are not for purposes of commercial use or systematic distribution. An "accepted author manuscript" is the author’s version of the manuscript of an article that has been accepted for publication and which may include any author-incorporated changes suggested through the processes of submission processing, peer review, and editor-author communications.
Affiliation: Management Work and Organisation
Edinburgh Napier University

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