1970 volume 2(1) pages 89 – 94

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Winger A R, 1970, "The visiblity of commuting costs and residential location" Environment and Planning 2(1) 89 – 94

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The visiblity of commuting costs and residential location

A R Winger

Received 23 October 1969

Abstract. The purpose of this paper is to show that the failure to perceive the full burden of commuting costs can bias the residential location decision in favor of distant locations. Initially, the argument is developed. Then, Federal Housing Administration data on the site expenditures of families purchasing single-family dwellings in the United States are used as a basis for an empirical investigation, the results of which are shown to be consistent with the argument.

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