A Frequency Model of Home-Based Telecommuting: A Case Study of Washington-Baltimore Metropolitan Area

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Author(s) Taehyeong Kim
Pages 535-542
Volume 5
Issue 10
Date October, 2015
Keywords Telecommuting, Frequency, Ordered logit model, Washington-Baltimore, NHTS


This study focused on research for a better understanding of home-based telecommuting behavior by analyzing factors affecting the individual frequency to home-based telecommuting in Washington-Baltimore Metropolitan Area. With an extensive review of literature, this study expands the existing body of home-based telecommuting research by using data from the 2009 National Household Travel Survey (NHTS) to consider a larger sample and to include characteristics unavailable in previous analysis. As factors that can affect the individual’s frequency of home-based telecommuting, personal characteristics, household characteristics, accessibility to the workplace, and job-related characteristics are considered. Also, the frequency of home-based telecommuting is modeled as an ordered logit model. Regression result suggests that driver, number of drivers in household, number of workers in household, number of vehicles in household, annual household income-more than $75,000, one-way distance from home to work and full-time worker are significant determinants of telecommuting frequency in Washington-Baltimore Metropolitan Area.

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