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Commuting Time and Accessibility in a Joint Residential Location, Workplace, and Job Type Choice Model

Ignacio Inoa, Nathalie Picard () and André de Palma ()

No 2013-02, THEMA Working Papers from THEMA (THéorie Economique, Modélisation et Applications), Université de Cergy-Pontoise

Abstract: The effect of an individual-specific measure of accessibility to jobs is analyzed using a three-level nested logit model of residential location, workplace, and job type choice. This measure takes into account the attractiveness of different job types when the workplace choice is anticipated in the residential location decision. The model allows for variation in the preferences for job types across individuals and accounts for individual heterogeneity of preferences at each choice level in the following dimensions: education, age, gender and children. Using data from the Greater Paris Area, estimation results indicate that the individual-specific accessibility measure is an important determinant of the residential location choice and its effect differ along the life cycle. Results also show that the job type attractiveness measure is a more significant predictor of workplace location than the standard measures.

Keywords: residential location; job location; accessibility; nested logit; Greater Paris. (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: R21 C35 C51 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 2013
New Economics Papers: this item is included in nep-dem, nep-geo, nep-lab, nep-tre and nep-ure
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