Saxena, Somitra and Patricia L. Mokhtarian (1996) The Impact of Telecommuting on the Activity Spaces of Participants. Institute of Transportation Studies, University of California, Davis, Research Report UCD-ITS-RR-96-15
To be able to understand the influence of the contributing factors towards the selection of nonwork activity locations, potential causal relationships between the influencing factors and the activity location choice are investigated. Log-linear models for cross-classified data are used to develop these relationships. Several plausible model structures provide a good fit, rather than having one unique model which represents the activity location selection by individuals. Key model estimation results include: interaction effects of activity location with commute distance and with trip purpose are present in all the best-fitting models, confirming the importance of these two variables in the selection of activity location; the interaction of activity location and income is also significant; and day status (telecommuting or not) of the employee influences the trip purpose, which in turn affects location.