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Lundgren, Marie
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Laitila, T., Lundgren, M. & Olsson, M. (2018). A model of commuting and the economic milieu: an analysis using aggregated data for Sweden. In: Kakuya Matsushima, William P. Anderson (Ed.), Transportation, Knowledge and Space in Urban and Regional Economics: (pp. 299-316). Cheltenham: Edward Elgar Publishing
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2018 (English)In: Transportation, Knowledge and Space in Urban and Regional Economics / [ed] Kakuya Matsushima, William P. Anderson, Cheltenham: Edward Elgar Publishing, 2018, p. 299-316Chapter in book (Refereed)
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Cheltenham: Edward Elgar Publishing, 2018
Series
New Horizons in Regional Science series
Keywords
spatial interaction, commuting, gender, education
National Category
Economics and Business
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:his:diva-15122 (URN)10.4337/9781785366062.00022 (DOI)978-1-78536-605-5 (ISBN)
Available from: 2018-05-03 Created: 2018-05-03 Last updated: 2019-09-30Bibliographically approved
Laitila, T., Lundgren, M. & Olsson, M. (2018). A model of commuting and the economic milieu: An analysis using aggregated data for Sweden. In: Kakuya Matsushima, William P. Anderson (Ed.), Transportation, Knowledge and Space in Urban and Regional Economics: (pp. 299-316). Edward Elgar Publishing
Open this publication in new window or tab >>A model of commuting and the economic milieu: An analysis using aggregated data for Sweden
2018 (English)In: Transportation, Knowledge and Space in Urban and Regional Economics / [ed] Kakuya Matsushima, William P. Anderson, Edward Elgar Publishing, 2018, p. 299-316Chapter in book (Other academic)
Abstract

This chapter studies individual commuting behaviour by considering the spatial variation of the economic milieu. The model employed relates the relative commuting probabilities to the relative labour demand and relative worker competition. The authors work with aggregated data separated into categories defined by gender and education level. The dependent variables in the model are heteroskedastic and dependent. Moreover, the variables are logarithmic ratios, which is an additional statistical challenge. In order to estimate the model in this situation, the authors use Feasible generalized least squares. The model is estimated using the whole data set, but also for the categories. Overall, the estimated model fits the data well. An individual loses utility when commuting from the home municipality. The loss is greater if the commute is to another region. The individual utility is positively related to labour demand and negatively related to worker competition. This is the case for all categories, with one minor exception.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Edward Elgar Publishing, 2018
National Category
Economics
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:his:diva-17996 (URN)10.4337/9781785366062.00022 (DOI)2-s2.0-85075577953 (Scopus ID)9781785366062 (ISBN)9781785366055 (ISBN)
Available from: 2019-12-09 Created: 2019-12-09 Last updated: 2019-12-12
Laitila, T., Lundgren, M. & Olsson, M. (2015). Commuting and the Economic Milieu: An Investigation of the Chocice to Commute Related to Labor Demand, Worker Competition and Wage. In: Iréne Bernhard (Ed.), Regional Development in an International Context: Regional, National, Cross Border and International Factors for Growth and Development. Paper presented at The 18th Uddevalla Symposium, Sönderborg, Denmark, 11-13 June 2015 (pp. 369-380). Trollhättan: University West
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Commuting and the Economic Milieu: An Investigation of the Chocice to Commute Related to Labor Demand, Worker Competition and Wage
2015 (English)In: Regional Development in an International Context: Regional, National, Cross Border and International Factors for Growth and Development / [ed] Iréne Bernhard, Trollhättan: University West , 2015, p. 369-380Conference paper, Published paper (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

We calculate aggregate economic-milieu variables and use them as explanatory variables to study the Swedish commuting pattern. The variables are of accessibility type (i.e. spatially discounted) and are logarithmic ratios. We start from the assumption of utility maximizing individuals. The probability to commute using a link increases with expected utility. We apply two models: the quantity model and the wage model. The explanatory power is high and the results are as expected. Labor demand is positively related to utility. Worker competition is negatively related to utility. Wage is positively related to utility. A municipality, which isnot a regional center, can strive to increase the number of jobs within the municipality. The second best, for such a municipality, is that jobs are available in the municipality that is the regional center. Otherwise, the municipality and region will economically decline.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Trollhättan: University West, 2015
Series
Reports ; 2015:2
Keywords
Commuting, Economic milieu, Accessibility, Labor demand, Worker competition, Wage
National Category
Economics and Business
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:his:diva-11862 (URN)978-91-87531-17-0 (ISBN)
Conference
The 18th Uddevalla Symposium, Sönderborg, Denmark, 11-13 June 2015
Available from: 2016-01-29 Created: 2016-01-29 Last updated: 2017-11-27Bibliographically approved
Laitila, T., Lundgren, M. & Olsson, M. (2014). A Model of Commuting and the Economic Milieu: An Analysis Using Aggregared Data for Sweden. In: Iréne Bernhard (Ed.), Iréne Bernhard (Ed.), Uddevalla Symposium 2014: Geography of Growth. The Frequency, Nature and Consequences of Entrepreneurship and Innovation in Regions of Varying Density: Revised papers presented at the 17th Uddevalla Symposium  12–14 June, 2014, Uddevalla, Sweden. Paper presented at 17th Uddevalla Symposium 2014, June 12-14th, Uddevalla, Sweden (pp. 549-562). Paper presented at 17th Uddevalla Symposium 2014, June 12-14th, Uddevalla, Sweden. Trollhättan: University West, Högskolan Väst
Open this publication in new window or tab >>A Model of Commuting and the Economic Milieu: An Analysis Using Aggregared Data for Sweden
2014 (English)In: Uddevalla Symposium 2014: Geography of Growth. The Frequency, Nature and Consequences of Entrepreneurship and Innovation in Regions of Varying Density: Revised papers presented at the 17th Uddevalla Symposium  12–14 June, 2014, Uddevalla, Sweden / [ed] Iréne Bernhard, Trollhättan: University West, Högskolan Väst , 2014, p. 549-562Chapter in book (Refereed)
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Trollhättan: University West, Högskolan Väst, 2014
Series
Reports University West ; 2014:2
National Category
Social Sciences
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:his:diva-10631 (URN)978-9187531-02-6 (ISBN)
Conference
17th Uddevalla Symposium 2014, June 12-14th, Uddevalla, Sweden
Available from: 2015-02-05 Created: 2015-02-05 Last updated: 2017-11-27Bibliographically approved
Lundgren, M. & Olsson, M. (2011). Economies of Scale and Space in Public Service. In: Bernhard, I. (Ed.), 14th Uddevalla Symposium 2011: Entrepreneurial Knowledge, Technology and Transformation of Regions: . Paper presented at Uddevalla Symposium 2011 (pp. 491-500). University West
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Economies of Scale and Space in Public Service
2011 (English)In: 14th Uddevalla Symposium 2011: Entrepreneurial Knowledge, Technology and Transformation of Regions / [ed] Bernhard, I., University West , 2011, p. 491-500Conference paper, Published paper (Refereed)
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
University West, 2011
Series
Research reports, ISSN 1653-7831
Keywords
Public service, population, density, accessibility, cooperation, economies of scale
National Category
Social Sciences
Research subject
Humanities and Social sciences
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:his:diva-6151 (URN)978-91-977943-2-9 (ISBN)
Conference
Uddevalla Symposium 2011
Available from: 2012-07-17 Created: 2012-07-17 Last updated: 2017-11-27
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