1983 – Lifestyles and travel behaviours

The link between lifestyle preferences and travel behaviours is made. The original decision hierarchy framework is updated with lifestyle choices representing the longest term decisions (e.g. family formation) below which is mobility choices (e.g. car ownership) with daily activity and travel choices at the lowest level. Lifestyle is defined in terms of household structure, employment participation and orientation towards leisure.

Key Reference

Salomon, I. and Ben-Akiva, M. (1983) The use of the life-style concept in travel demand models. Environment and Planning A. 15, pp.623-638.

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