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Duration of Trip-Making Activities by Men and Women: A Survival Analysis

UCD-ITS-RP-96-27

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Niemeier, Debbie A. and June G. Morita (1996) Duration of Trip-Making Activities by Men and Women: A Survival Analysis. Transportation 23 (4), 353 - 371

The purpose of this paper is to present the results of a survival analysis for the duration of particular trip-making activities based on sex. Specifically, this study investigates the duration of those activities related to household and family support shopping, personal business, and free time and how these durations vary between men and women. It was found that there were no significant differences in the survival curves (i.e., durations) of free-time or personal business activities; this suggests that men and women spend approximately similar amounts of time on these activities, although it is not known if the activities themselves are similar (for example, banking versus getting gas). Alternatively, sex was found to be a very significant indicator of the duration of household and family support shopping activities. In the model specification, assuming all variables except sex are the same, it was found that women were 1.32 times more likely than men to spend a longer period of time in a household and family support shopping activity. Additionally, it was found that women are 1.33 times more likely than men to have a longer household and family support activity duration if the activity is nested in the journey to work trip.