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Determinants of car ownership in rural and urban areas: a pseudo-panel analysis

Dargay, J. (2002) Determinants of car ownership in rural and urban areas: a pseudo-panel analysis. Transportation Research E, 38 (5). pp. 351-366. ISSN 1366-5545

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This paper examines the factors determining car ownership for households living in rural and urban areas. A dynamic car ownership model is estimated using a pseudo-panel approach, based on data from Family Expenditure Surveys in the UK for 1982 to 1995. The results show that rural households' car ownership is far less sensitive to motoring costs than that of their urban counterparts. The implication of these results is that general increases in the costs of car transport would pose a considerable economic burden for rural households, and that other area-specific transport measures may be more suitable, particularly from an equity point of view.

Item Type: Article
Copyright, Publisher and Additional Information: © 2002 Elsevier B.V. This is an author produced version of a paper published in Transportation Research Part E:Logistics and Transportation Review. Uploaded in accordance with the publisher's self-archiving policy.
Keywords: transport modelling, car ownership, demand elasticities, pseudo-panel, family expenditure survey data
Institution: The University of Leeds
Academic Units: The University of Leeds > Faculty of Environment (Leeds) > Institute for Transport Studies (Leeds)
Depositing User: Adrian May
Date Deposited: 03 Aug 2007
Last Modified: 23 Jun 2014 22:24
Published Version: http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/journal/13665...
Status: Published
Publisher: Elsevier Science
Refereed: Yes
Identification Number: 10.1016/S1366-5545(01)00019-9
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URI: http://eprints.whiterose.ac.uk/id/eprint/2486

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