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Car ownership and access to jobs in Spain

Anna Matas, Josep Raymond () and José-Luís Roig ()
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José-Luís Roig: GEAP, Univesitat Autònoma de Barcelona (SPAIN).

No XREAP2008-03, Working Papers from Xarxa de Referència en Economia Aplicada (XREAP)

Abstract: This study analyses the impact that job accessibility in public transport has on car ownership. An ordered probit explaining the number of cars per household is estimated as a function of head of household characteristics, household characteristics and job accessibility. The data used in the analysis come from the Microcensus of year 2001 of the Spanish Institute of Statistics for the areas of Barcelona and Madrid. Our results show a significant effect of accessibility on car ownership. Additionally, we carried out simulation exercises in which the expected number of vehicles decreases as accessibility improves. For instance, in the case of households living outside the central city, an improvement of accessibility up to the average level of the central city would offset the effect of the number of working adults on the expected number of vehicles.

Keywords: car ownership; job accessibility; public transport. (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Pages: 21 pages
Date: 2008-04, Revised 2008-04
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