Work and home location: Possible role of social networks

Nebiyou Tilahun, David M Levinson

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Abstract

This research explores to what extent people's work locations are similar to that of those who live around them. Using the Longitudinal Employer-Household Dynamics data set and the 2000 decennial census, we investigate the home and work locations of different census block residents in the Twin Cities (Minneapolis-St. Paul) metropolitan area. Our aim is to investigate if people who share a residence neighborhood also share work locations to a degree beyond what would be explained by distanhe observed patterns is the role neighborhood level and work place social networks play in locating jobs and residences respectively.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)323-331
Number of pages9
JournalTransportation Research Part A: Policy and Practice
Volume45
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - May 1 2011

Keywords

  • Contacts
  • Home and work location sharing
  • Home finding
  • Job finding
  • Social networks
  • Work commute

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