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Does competition matter in measures of job accessibility? Explaining employment in Los Angeles

Louis A. Merlin and Lingqian Hu

Journal of Transport Geography, 2017, vol. 64, issue C, 77-88

Abstract: Planning organizations are increasingly looking to accessibility measures to understand how well the transportation system provides access to employment opportunities. However, the most common type of job accessibility measure employed in planning practice, the cumulative opportunity measure, considers job supply but overlooks competition for jobs. Therefore, the cumulative opportunity measure may not fully capture workers' access to job opportunity.

Date: 2017
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