We thank Ellen Hamilton and Danny Kahn for their research assistance and Susan Hanson and the reviewers for their comments on an earlier draft of the manuscript.
GENDER, RACE, AND COMMUTING AMONG SERVICE SECTOR WORKERS*
Article first published online: 23 FEB 2005
The Professional Geographer
Volume 43, Issue 1, pages 1–15, February 1991
How to Cite
McLafferty, S. and Preston, V. (1991), GENDER, RACE, AND COMMUTING AMONG SERVICE SECTOR WORKERS. The Professional Geographer, 43: 1–15. doi: 10.1111/j.0033-0124.1991.00001.x
- Issue published online: 23 FEB 2005
- Article first published online: 23 FEB 2005
The generality that women work closer to home and have shorter commuting times than men needs to be assessed for racial groups. Statistical analysis of commuting times for a large sample of service workers in the New York metropolitan area shows that black and hispanic women commute as far as their male counterparts and their commuting times far exceed those of white men and women. Workplace factors, such as income, occupation, and job accessibility, are important in explaining these findings.