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Variation of Households' Car Ownership Across Time: Application of a Panel Data Model

Woldeamanuel, Mintesnot and Cyganski, Rita and Schulz, Angelika and Justen, Andreas (2009) Variation of Households' Car Ownership Across Time: Application of a Panel Data Model. Transportation (4), pp. 371-387. Springer. ISSN 0049-4488.

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For economic and environmental policy formulation and with the effort of creating less car dependent societies, it is important to study the changing characteristics of car ownership in a household through time as well as factors responsible of these variations. There is a vast body of literature on empirical studies of car ownership and use. These studies have investigated the socio-economic background of the decision maker, the built environment and the perception associated with owning a car as determinant factors of car ownership and use. In most cases, these analyses have been carried out using crosssectional data sets. However, the analysis of factors determining changes in travel behavior of an individual or household requires information on their behavior over time (longitudinal data set). In this study, the German Mobility Panel (1996–2006) is used to examine variation of car ownership through time and across households. The panel data modeling results showed that there are variations of car ownership between households whereas changes in car ownership of a given household over time (within household variations) are insignificant. The influence of other factors such as the households’ socio-economic background, the availability of public transportation and shopping/leisure facilities, perception on parking difficulties and satisfaction with existing public transportation services on the car owning characteristics of households is also presented and discussed in this paper.

Item URL in elib:https://elib.dlr.de/57905/
Document Type:Article
Additional Information:basierend auf dem Konferenzbeitrag zum 88th TRB Annual Meeting, 11. - 15 Januar 2009, Washington D.C.
Title:Variation of Households' Car Ownership Across Time: Application of a Panel Data Model
AuthorsInstitution or Email of AuthorsAuthor's ORCID iD
Woldeamanuel, Mintesnotmgwoldeamanuel (at) stcloudstate.eduUNSPECIFIED
Date:January 2009
Journal or Publication Title:Transportation
Refereed publication:Yes
Open Access:No
Gold Open Access:No
In ISI Web of Science:Yes
Page Range:pp. 371-387
EditorsEmailEditor's ORCID iD
Srinivasan, SivaramakrishnanUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Keywords:Car ownership Travel behavior Panel data model Germany
HGF - Research field:Aeronautics, Space and Transport
HGF - Program:Transport
HGF - Program Themes:other
DLR - Research area:Transport
DLR - Program:V - no assignment
DLR - Research theme (Project):V - no assignment
Location: Berlin-Adlershof
Institutes and Institutions:Institute of Transport Research > Passenger Transport
Deposited By: Cyganski, Dr. Rita
Deposited On:15 Jul 2009 08:56
Last Modified:06 Sep 2019 15:19

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