Commuting: An Analysis of Works by Soviet Scholars

Kiseleva, G.P. (1976). Commuting: An Analysis of Works by Soviet Scholars. IIASA Research Memorandum. IIASA, Laxenburg, Austria: RM-76-064

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This article analyzes a number of works by Soviet authors on problems of commuting. Among Soviet scholars there is no common view on this phenomenon. Some authors completely exclude it from the general class of migrations, citing its fundamentally different nature. They consider daily trips to work or places of study and travel not connected with change in place of residence to be special forms of dispersion resulting from scientific and technological progress and the active formation of urban agglomerations. Other authors consider commuting to be a special kind of population mobility (migration). At the same time, regardless of the differences among definitions given for "commuting", all the authors consider daily work- or cultural-related travel from place of residence to another settlement within the confines of an urban agglomeration to be an important and pressing problem. In this paper commuting data sources are analyzed and the scale and intensity of commuting in cities of various size are examined. In addition, data are given about the structure of work- and cultural-related travel in different cities according to the time expended and mode of transportation used. Attention also is given to socioeconomic aspects of commuting.

Item Type: Monograph (IIASA Research Memorandum)
Research Programs: Human Settlements and Services Area (HSS)
Depositing User: IIASA Import
Date Deposited: 15 Jan 2016 01:43
Last Modified: 27 Aug 2021 17:08

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