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Models for the residential and job mobility of employees on relocations of firms

Modellen voor ruimtelijke reacties van werkenden op bedrijfsverplaatsingen

Synopsis

To estimate models for reactions of employees on relocations of firms, employees of three government offices were interviewed. In 1989 these offices were located in The Hague and Dordrecht. They were relocated to one central site in Rotterdam. In 1994 (four and a half years after this relocation) research was carried out on the medium-term effects on employees. This report presents two kinds of models: (a) those that describe how employees react to the relocation of their office (change / no change of home or job) and (b) those that describe which employees move within the area where they were living before the office relocation and which employees move to nearer their new office. Multinomial models were preferred for (a), while binary models were used for (b). The models contain both personal and household variables as well as Level-of-service variables. The two models can be combined with 'traditional' models (such as the Dutch 'National Model System'). The combination makes it possible to simulate the mobility effects of land-use / transport scenario studies in which firms are relocated up to approximately 25 kilometres apart, with consideration of the reactions of employees to the relocations.
 

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