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The influence of education level on work-related travel patterns within rural metro-adjacent regions: the case of Castilla-La Mancha (Spain)
Year:2019

Research Areas
  • Civil engineering and architecture,
  • Humanities

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Abstract
Contemporary functional linkages and their relationships with the underlying settlement structure have been widely explored within polycentric urban configurations, but little attention has been paid to their adjacent rural regions. This paper examines the spatial patterns of commuting versus business travel in rural metro-adjacent regions to explain their reconfigured urban structures. These travel patterns are compared by considering workers? education levels and occupations to investigate how rural metro-adjacent regions offer different opportunities for highly and non-highly skilled workers. Based on two surveys conducted by the authors in 2012, this work focuses on Castilla-La Mancha (CLM, Spain), a rural region under the influence of Madrid. The empirical results demonstrate the effectiveness of considering different functional linkages when explaining the underlying urban network. In particular, the results reinforce the idea of consolidating the polycentric spatial organization of urban centers in CLM, although this concentration is greater for commuting travel purposes and for highly skilled professionals. Conversely, the openness of CLM to other Spanish regions (including the adjacent metropolitan region) is greater for business travel than for commuting. The results also illustrate that the level of engagement, both in commuting and in business travel, increases with education. Finally, the results show that business travel occurs over longer distances than commuting does for all workers residing in rural metro-adjacent regions, regardless of education.
International
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JCR
Si
Title
Journal of Transport And Land Use
ISBN
1938-7849
Impact factor JCR
2,058
Impact info
Datos JCR del año 2017
Volume
12
Journal number
1
From page
73
To page
98
Month
SIN MES
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Research Group, Departaments and Institutes related
  • Creador: Grupo de Investigación: LoCUS - Grupo de Investigación Interdisciplinar en Procesos Espaciales/Urbano-territoriales Complejos
  • Departamento: Urbanística y Ordenación del Territorio