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An Integrated Model of Activity-Travel Behavior and Subjective Well-being

An Integrated Model of Activity-Travel Behavior and Subjective Well-being

Principal Investigator: Ram Pendyala, Director, School of Sustainable Engineering and the Built Environment
Co-Principal Investigator: Sara Khoeini, Assistant Research Professor, School of Sustainable Engineering and the Built Environment
Project Duration: 12 months
​Project Budget (Federal UTC Funds): $0
Project Budget (Cost-share): $0
Institution: Arizona State University

 

Abstract
The notion that people’s activity-travel patterns influence well-being and overall quality of life is well recognized. Nonetheless, activity-travel demand model outputs do not provide explicit measures of well-being that can be used to assess the impacts of alternative policies, investments, and technologies. Since activity-travel demand models lack information about in-home activity time allocation, it is virtually impossible to derive measures of well-being that account for in-home activity engagement. This study presents a model of well-being that overcomes this challenge. The model serves as a tool to assess the quality of life implications of activity-travel patterns for diverse groups of the population. Given the critical role that transportation plays in shaping wellbeing of communities, this tool will prove valuable in assessing and comparing the potential impacts of alternative transportation investments, policies, and mobility options on societal wellbeing.

 

Research Products and Implementation

Scope of Work 

​Final Report

Research Brief ​(coming soon)