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What individual characteristics influence commuting distance and mode transportation?: A quantitative case study of Malmö, Southern Sweden
Umeå University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Geography and Economic History, Economic and social geography.
2014 (English)Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (One Year)), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [en]

How mobile people are affects the accessibility which can lead to several benefits like better match in the labour market and economical gain in the labour market. How mobile people are and their accessibility are effected by several factors. The purpose with this study is to see what individual characteristics that influences the choice of mode of transport when commuting and the travelled distance. This was done with a quantitative method that analyzed the Travel Survey of Southern Sweden. The result was carried out from descriptive result and regressions that was analysed. Findings from the result shows that gender, income and origin of birth are the individual characteristic that affects the choice of mode and travelled distance the most. The result can indicate that the commuting is also effected by structures as well as the economical incitement. The most used mode for transport and the probability to go by car increases with the economical gain does as well. 

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2014. , 42 p.
Keyword [en]
Commuting, Accessibility, Mobility, Skåne, Sweden, Travel Survey
National Category
Human Geography
URN: urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-89446OAI: diva2:721004
Educational program
Master's Program in Spatial Planning and Development
Available from: 2014-06-04 Created: 2014-06-03 Last updated: 2014-06-26Bibliographically approved

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