Residential Self‐Selection and Appropriate Control Variables in Land Use: Travel Studies

  title={Residential Self‐Selection and Appropriate Control Variables in Land Use: Travel Studies},
  author={Petter N{\ae}ss},
  journal={Transport Reviews},
  pages={293 - 324}
  • Petter Næss
  • Published 23 April 2009
  • Sociology, Economics
  • Transport Reviews
Abstract Several researchers within the field of land use and travel have claimed that self‐selection of residents into geographical locations matching their travelling preferences precludes researchers from drawing firm conclusions about influences of residential location on travel. This paper counters this position. For one thing, if households self‐select into areas that meet their travel preferences, it seems self‐evident that urban structure matters. Evidence from qualitative interviews in… 

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