Micro and macro drivers of long-distance commuting in Chile: the role of spatial distribution of economic activities and population

Rowe, F. (2014). Micro and macro drivers of long-distance commuting in Chile: the role of spatial distribution of economic activities and population. In: WRSA 2014: 53rd Western Regional Science Association, San Diego, CA, USA, (). 16-19 February, 2014.

Author Rowe, F.
Title of paper Micro and macro drivers of long-distance commuting in Chile: the role of spatial distribution of economic activities and population
Conference name WRSA 2014: 53rd Western Regional Science Association
Conference location San Diego, CA, USA
Conference dates 16-19 February, 2014
Publication Year 2014
Sub-type Oral presentation
Open Access Status
Language eng
Formatted Abstract/Summary
Long-distance commuting has emerged as an alternative to migration to regulate labour discrepancies in spatial labour markets. Coupled to changes in the labour and housing market, advances in transportation and telecommunication technology have promoted long-distance commuting by reshaping the spatial distribution of population and economic activities of countries. While previous research has focused on understanding how these shifts in technology and the labour and housing market foster long-distance commuting in developed countries, the direct role of spatial dispersion of population and economic activities has remained largely neglected. Using micro-data from the Chilean census, this paper seeks to address this gap by examining the role of these contextual forces in driving long-distance commuting. The results show that the nature and spatial distribution of mining, agricultural and construction activities play a key role in shaping long-distance commuting in Chile.
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Created: Tue, 22 Apr 2014, 10:29:54 EST by Francisco Javier Rowe Gonzalez on behalf of School of Geography, Planning & Env Management