On modeling the choice and frequency of home-based telecommuting
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This paper proposes a joint model of home-based telecommuting choice and weekly telecommuting frequency. The model is applied to an empirical analysis using data from a household survey conducted by the New York Metropolitan Transportation Council. The empirical results underscore the importance of socioeconomic and occupational characteristics of employees in explaining telecommuting behavior. Further, the analysis also indicates that failure to accommodate common unobserved factors affecting telecommuting choice and frequency can lead to inconsistent estimation of the effects of exogenous variables and misleading projections of the magnitude of telecommuting.
At the time of publication Y.D. Popuri was at Cambridge Systematics, Inc,; and C.R. Bhat was at the University of Texas at Austin.