Time-use and well-being impacts of travel-to-work and travel-for-work

Wheatley, D. ORCID: 0000-0002-6753-2867 and Bickerton, C. ORCID: 0000-0003-4942-3453, 2016. Time-use and well-being impacts of travel-to-work and travel-for-work. New Technology, Work and Employment, 31 (3), pp. 238-254. ISSN 0268-1072

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Abstract

This article contributes to understanding of the complex patterns of travel-to-work and travel-for-work which
increasingly characterize highly skilled employment, using 2015 data from a UK Midlands study comprising an online survey and follow-up interviews. Travel-to-work essentially lengthens the working day, and is difficult to use productively, especially when commuting by car. Travel-for-work, by contrast, results in intense schedules
especially when requiring overnight stays. Ownership of travel-for-work is ambiguous: it is employer driven, and travel time is often spent productively using mobile technologies, but is rarely rewarded with TOIL. While
general dissatisfaction is reported with the commute, negative effects of travel-for-work (family, health, reduced leisure time) are mediated by positive impacts
including experience of new working cultures, and
infrequency of travel. Four factors appear central to the differing well-being impacts: (1) frequency of travel;(2)
ability to plan travel; 3) productive use of travel time, and; 4) reciprocal benefits of travel.

Item Type: Journal article
Publication Title: New Technology, Work and Employment
Creators: Wheatley, D. and Bickerton, C.
Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell
Date: November 2016
Volume: 31
Number: 3
ISSN: 0268-1072
Identifiers:
NumberType
10.1111/ntwe.12074DOI
Divisions: Schools > Nottingham Business School
Depositing User: Linda Sullivan
Date Added: 06 Dec 2016 16:09
Last Modified: 04 Oct 2017 10:33
URI: http://irep.ntu.ac.uk/id/eprint/29284

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