An Empirical Analysis of Children's After School Out-of-Home Activity-Location Engagement Patterns and Time Allocation
MetadataShow full item record
Children are an often overlooked and understudied population group, whose travel needs are responsible for a significant number of trips made by a household. In addition, children's travel and activity participation during the post-school period have direct implication for adults' activity-travel patterns. A better understanding of children's after school activity-travel patterns and the linkages between parents and children's activity-travel needs is necessary for accurate prediction and forecasting of activity-based travel demand modeling systems. Specifically, this research effort utilizes a multinomial logit model to analyze children's post-school location patterns, and employs a multiple discrete-continuous extreme value (MDCEV) model to study the propensity of children to participate in, and allocate time to, multiple activity episode purpose-location types during the after-school period. The results show that a wide variety of demographic, attitudinal, environmental, and others' activity-travel pattern characteristics impact children's after school activity engagement patterns.
At the time of publication R. Paleti and C.R. Bhat were at the University of Texas at Austin; and R.B. Copperman was at Cambridge Systematics, Inc.