Modeling two-adults household with children job application decisions under social influence

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Abstract

Job application decisions are the first step in the process of arranging work schedules. In turn, work schedules will affect spouses' work time synchronization and household task allocation, and associated travel. In two-adult households with children, children-related obligations and activities complicate work schedule arrangements. As part of a wider project, the aim of this paper is to estimate the effects of job attributes, socio-demographics and social influence on households' job application decisions, which will be input to a model of work schedule arrangements and synchronized household activities. A mixed binary logit model is used to estimate the effects of job attributes, socio-demographic characteristics, and social influence on the probability of applying for a specific job profile. The model estimation is based on a stated choice experiment, which systematically varies job attribute levels and degree and nature of social influences. Results show that social influence plays a less significant role compared with job attributes and socio-demographic characteristics.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 20th International Conference of Hong Kong Society for Transportation Studies, HKSTS 2015
Subtitle of host publicationUrban Transport Analytics
EditorsSylvia Y. He, Yong-Hong Kuo, C.H. Cheng, Janny M.Y. Leung
Place of PublicationHong Kong
PublisherHong Kong Society for Transportation Studies
Pages119-125
Number of pages7
ISBN (Electronic)9789881581440
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2015
Event20th International Conference of Hong Kong Society for Transportation Studies (HKSTS 2015) - Hong Kong, Hong Kong
Duration: 12 Dec 201514 Dec 2015
Conference number: 20
http://www.hksts.org/conf15b.htm

Conference

Conference20th International Conference of Hong Kong Society for Transportation Studies (HKSTS 2015)
Abbreviated titleHKSTS 2015
CountryHong Kong
CityHong Kong
Period12/12/1514/12/15
Other"Urban Transport Analytics"
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Keywords

  • Children-related activities
  • Job application decision
  • Mixed logit model
  • Social influence
  • Work schedule

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