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Title: Car ownership and mode of transport to work in Ireland
Author: Commins, Nicola
Nolan, Anne
Keywords: Car ownership
Commuting
Ireland
Issue Date: 2010
Publisher: Economic & Social Research Institute
Citation: Commins, Nicola; Nolan, Anne. 'Car ownership and mode of transport to work in Ireland'. - Economic & Social Review, Vol. 41, No. 1, Spring, 2010, pp. 43–75, Dublin: Economic & Social Research Institute
Abstract: Rapid economic and demographic change in Ireland over the last decade, with associated increases in car dependence and congestion, has focused policy on encouraging more sustainable forms of travel. In this context, knowledge of current travel patterns and their determinants is crucial. In this paper, we extend earlier Irish research to examine the joint decision of car ownership and mode of transport to work. We employ cross-section micro-data from the 2006 Census of Population to estimate discrete choice models of car ownership and commuting mode choice for four sub-samples of the Irish population, based on residential location. Empirical results suggest that travel and supply-side characteristics such as travel time, costs, work location and public transport availability, as well as demographic and socio-economic characteristics such as age and household composition have significant effects on these decisions.
Description: Paper delivered at the Twenty-Third Annual Conference of the Irish Economic Association, Blarney, Co. Cork, April 24-26, 2009
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/2262/58718
ISSN: 00129984
Appears in Collections:The Economic and Social Review, Vol. 41, No. 1, Spring, 2010
Economic and Social Review Archive: Complete Collection 1969-

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