Auto-Deficit Households: Determinants, Travel Behavior, and the Gender Division of Household Car Use

Year of Publication: 
Monday, March 5, 2018
Author: 
Evelyn Blumenberg
Internal Code: 
052.1

The automobile plays a central role in the mobility of most households since in almost all metropolitan areas and neighborhoods within them automobiles offer greater access to destinations within a reasonable travel time than other modes of travel. Consequently, scholars find a robust and positive connection between car ownership and a range of quality-of-life outcomes such as employment, earnings, and residential location in better quality neighborhoods.