Variations and co-variations in discrete choice models
Axhausen, Kay W.
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This study introduces an extended version of a standard multilevel cross-classified logit model which takes co-variations into account, i.e., variations jointly caused by two or more unobserved factors. Whilst focusing on mode choice behavior, this study deals with four different types of variation: spatial variations, inter-individual variations, intra-individual variations and co-variations between inter-individual and spatial variations. Such co-variations represent individual-specific spatial effects, reflecting different responses to the same space among individuals, which may for example be due to differences in their social networks. In our empirical analysis, we use data from Mobidrive (a continuous six-week travel survey) to clarify the existence of co-variation effects by comparing two models with and without co-variation terms. The results of this analysis indicate that co-variations certainly exist, especially for utility differences in bicycle and public transport use in comparison with car use. We then sequentially introduce four further sets of explanatory variables, examine the sources of behavioral variations and determine what types of influential factors are dominant in mode choice behavior. Show more
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Journal / series[Working paper / Institute for Transport Planning and Systems]
PublisherETH, Eidgenössische Technische Hochschule Zürich, IVT, Institut für Verkehrsplanung und Transportsysteme
SubjectIndividual-specific spatial effects; Mobidrive data; TRANSPORT STATISTICS + TRAFFIC CENSUS (TRANSPORTATION AND TRAFFIC); TRAVELLER BEHAVIOUR (TRANSPORTATION AND TRAFFIC); Behavioral variation and co-variation; Multilevel cross-classified logit model; VERKEHRSMITTELWAHL (WIRTSCHAFTSWISSENSCHAFTEN); VERKEHRSVERHALTEN DER BEVÖLKERUNG (VERKEHR UND TRANSPORT); VERKEHRSSTATISTIK + VERKEHRSZÄHLUNG (VERKEHR UND TRANSPORT); CHOICE OF MEANS OF TRANSPORTATION (ECONOMICS)
Organisational unit02610 - Inst. f. Verkehrspl. u. Transportsyst. / Inst. Transport Planning and Systems
03521 - Axhausen, Kay W. / Axhausen, Kay W.
02226 - NSL - Netzwerk Stadt und Landschaft / NSL - Network City and Landscape
02655 - Netzwerk Stadt und Landschaft D-ARCH
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