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ON THE LINK BETWEEN URBAN FORM AND AUTOMOBILE USE: EVIDENCE FROM GERMAN SURVEY DATA

Vance, Colin and Hedel, Ralf (2006) ON THE LINK BETWEEN URBAN FORM AND AUTOMOBILE USE: EVIDENCE FROM GERMAN SURVEY DATA. Land Economics. The University of Wisconsin Press. ISSN 0023-7639.

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Abstract

This study investigates the influence of urban form on automobile travel using travel-diary data from Germany. Two dimensions of car use are considered: the discrete decision to own a car and the continuous decision of distance traveled. Because these decisions are likely to be influenced by factors unobservable to the researcher, we apply censored regression models to evaluate the role of biases emerging from sample selectivity. Unlike much of the literature, we find that urban form variables are a significant determinant of both automobile ownership and use, a finding that holds even after using instrumental variables to control for endogeneity.

Document Type:Article
Title:ON THE LINK BETWEEN URBAN FORM AND AUTOMOBILE USE: EVIDENCE FROM GERMAN SURVEY DATA
Authors:
AuthorsInstitution or Email of Authors
Vance, ColinRWI-Essen
Hedel, RalfUNSPECIFIED
Date:2006
Journal or Publication Title: Land Economics
Refereed publication:Yes
In ISI Web of Science:Yes
Editors:
EditorsEmail
Bromley, DavidUNSPECIFIED
Publisher:The University of Wisconsin Press
ISSN:0023-7639
Keywords:urban form, non-work automobile travel, sample selectivity, instrumental variables
HGF - Research field:Aeronautics, Space and Transport (old)
HGF - Program:Transport
HGF - Program Themes:V UR - Schonung von Umwelt und Ressourcen (old), V SM - Sicherung der Mobilität (old)
DLR - Research area:Transport
DLR - Program:V UR - Schonung von Umwelt und Ressourcen, V VR - Verkehrsforschung, V SM - Sicherung der Mobilität
DLR - Research theme (Project):V - Clearingstelle für Daten und Modelle (old), V - Systemanalyse (old)
Location: Berlin-Adlershof
Institutes and Institutions:Institute of Transport Research
Institute of Transport Research > Clearingstelle Verkehr
Institute of Transport Research > Passenger Transport
Institute of Transport Research > Hauptabteilung Verkehrsforschung
Deposited By: Ralf Hedel
Deposited On:20 Jun 2007
Last Modified:15 Jan 2010 00:53

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