There will be a TRB conference on research on Women's Issues in Transportation,
November 18-20, 2004, in Chicago. Abstracts are due March 1, 2004 (see attached Call for
Abstracts) Conference website is http://www.TRB.org/Conferences/Women
The most recently held conference addressing this topic was held in 1996, sponsored by
FHWA. Papers from the 1996 conference are posted at:
Several tables in CTPP 2000 include Gender:
For WORKERS (for both RESIDENCE AND WORKPLACE TABULATIONS)
1-02 / 2-02 Sex by Means of Transportation
1-03 / 2-03 Sex by Occupation
1-04 / 2-04 Sex by Industry
1-05 / 2-05 Sex by Class of Worker
1-06 / 2-06 Sex by Worker earnings
1-07 / 2-07 Sex by Hours worked per week in 1999
FOR PERSONS (for RESIDENCE tabulations)
1-54 Sex by Employment Status
Also, there are some tables using "age group of youngest child in the household"
that may be of interest.
The Public Use Microdata Sample (PUMS) is another Census data resource that may be
appropriate for exploring commuting by gender along with other demographic and
socio-economic characteristics. Due to Disclosure Review procedures at the Census Bureau,
the CTPP is limited in the number of cross-tabulation variables in each table.
I expect the CTPP 2000 Part 2 files release to State DOTs and MPOs to be complete by the
end of February, and perhaps even before, so both Parts 1 and 2 should be available for
small area data analysis for this topic. In addition, the 1990 CTPP included similar
tables by Gender. (Part 1 tables 17 thru 21; and Part 2 tables 2 thru 6).
FHWA Office of Planning
and (FHWA Liaison to this TRB Conference!)
206-220-4460 in Seattle