Geographia Polonica (1997) vol. 69

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Home-work distances and the urbanized society: a macro-micro level question

P.s.m. Smit

Geographia Polonica (1997) vol. 69, pp. 119-134

Abstract

In the Netherlands, commuting, and the traffic congestion which is caused byit, has increased steeply over the past decades. The process is related to ongoing suburbanizationof households, mainly families with children, and to an increased complexity of thehome-work relationship and the suburbanization of employment. Moreover, individual lifecycles have become more differentiated which has resulted in an increase of one-personhouseholds and two-income households. This paper describes changing home-work distancesover time and in different region types in the Netherlands.

Keywords: home-work relations, suburbanization, mobility

P.s.m. Smit, AME, Nieuwe Prinsengracht 130, 1018 VZ Amsterdam, The Netherlands