Variations in employment transportation outcomes: role of site level factors

Thakuriah, P. (2011) Variations in employment transportation outcomes: role of site level factors. Papers in Regional Science, 90(4), pp. 755-772. (doi:10.1111/j.1435-5957.2011.00371.x)

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Abstract

The paper examines two labour market outcomes experienced by users of federallyfunded transportation services for low-wage workers in the United States, using primary data from 23 locations. The propensity of users to be unemployed prior to using the service is found to be related to the type of service (fixed-route/demand-response) and location type (urban/rural) but not to aggregate local unemployment, variability in local unemployment rates or local welfare policies. The propensity to earn higher wages is related to the type of employment transportation service and location, and local unemployment levels. Results imply a need for locally-derived, coordinated employment transportation plans.

Item Type:Articles
Status:Published
Refereed:Yes
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Thakuriah, Professor Piyushimita
Authors: Thakuriah, P.
Subjects:H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
H Social Sciences > HE Transportation and Communications
H Social Sciences > HV Social pathology. Social and public welfare
College/School:College of Social Sciences > School of Social and Political Sciences
Journal Name:Papers in Regional Science
Publisher:Wiley
ISSN:1056-8190
ISSN (Online):1435-5957
Published Online:01 May 2011
Copyright Holders:Copyright © 2011 The Author
First Published:First published in Papers in Regional Science 90(4):755-772
Publisher Policy:Reproduced in accordance with the copyright policy of the publisher

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