The Evolution of Commuting Patterns in the New York City Metro Area
7 Pages Posted: 11 Nov 2005
Has the migration of jobs to the suburbs changed the commuting patterns in the New York City metro area? An analysis of current commuting trends suggests that Manhattan remains the region's undisputed employment center and that workers are actually traveling farther to their jobs. Two factors appear to account for the longer commutes: the dispersion of people and jobs and a greater tolerance for long-distance travel among employers and employees.
Keywords: commuting, worker flows, New York, work location
JEL Classification: R1, R2, R3
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