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Willingness to accept commuting time within the household: stated preference evidence
KTH, School of Architecture and the Built Environment (ABE), Transport Science, Transport Planning, Economics and Engineering. Centre Transport Studies, Stockholm, Sweden.
2016 (English)In: Transportation, ISSN 0049-4488, E-ISSN 1572-9435, Vol. 43, no 2, 219-241 p.Article in journal (Refereed) PublishedText
Abstract [en]

In this study, stated preference data is used to derive estimated values of commuting time (VOCT). Both spouses in two-earner households are individually making trade-offs between commuting time and wage; both with regard to their own commuting time and wage only, as well as when both their own commuting time and wage and their spouse's commuting time and wage are simultaneously changed. Thus, we are able to compare how male spouses and female spouses value each other's commuting time. When only ones own commuting time and wage are attributes, the empirical results show that the estimated VOCT is plausible with a tendency towards high values compared to other studies, and that VOCT does not differ significantly between men and women. When decisions affecting commuting time and wage of both spouses are analyzed, both spouses value the commuting time of the wife highest. Further analysis show that this result is driven by households where the man has the highest income. If VOCT were to be gender specific in policy implications, the value might be higher for women than for men in two-earner households.

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2016. Vol. 43, no 2, 219-241 p.
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Commuting, Value of commuting time, Stated preferences, Two-earner households, Gender differences, Mixed logit
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URN: urn:nbn:se:kth:diva-185381DOI: 10.1007/s11116-014-9573-yISI: 000372166300002OAI: oai:DiVA.org:kth-185381DiVA: diva2:920505
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Available from: 2016-04-18 Created: 2016-04-18 Last updated: 2016-04-18Bibliographically approved

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