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Willingness to accept commuting time for yourself and for your spouse: Empirical evidence from Swedish stated preference data
KTH, School of Architecture and the Built Environment (ABE), Transport and Economics (closed 20110301), Transport and Location Analysis (closed 20110301).
2009 (English)Report (Other academic)
Abstract [en]

In this study, Swedish stated preference data is used to derive estimated values of commutingtime (VOCT). Both spouses in two-earner households are individually makingtrade-offs between commuting time and wage; both with regard to their own commutingtime and wage only, as well as when both their own commuting time and wageand their spouse’s commuting time and wage are simultaneously changed. Thus, we areable to compare how male spouses and female spouses value each other’s commutingtime. When only ones own commuting time and wage are attributes, the empiricalresults show that the estimated VOCT is plausible with a tendency towards high valuescompared to other studies, and that VOCT does not differ significantly betweenmen and women. When decisions affecting commuting time and wage of both spousesare analyzed, both spouses tend to value the commuting time of the wife highest. Forpolicy implications, this study provides additional support for the practice of valuingcommuting time higher than other private travel time. In addition, if VOCT were tobe gender specific, the value might be higher for women than for men in two-earnerhouseholds.

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Value of time, Commuting, Value of commuting time, Stated preferences, Two-earner households, Gender differences, Mixed logit
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Transport Systems and Logistics
URN: urn:nbn:se:kth:diva-71748OAI: diva2:486955
TSC import 793 2012-01-30. QC 20120201Available from: 2012-01-31 Created: 2012-01-31 Last updated: 2012-02-01Bibliographically approved

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