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Coping with unreliable transportation when collecting children : examining parents' behavior with cumulative prospect theory

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This paper explores the usefulness of cumulative prospect theory (CPT), an inductive–descriptive model for how people make choices with a priori unknown consequences, in the context of travelers’ coping with unreliable transport networks through the estimation of coefficients characterizing CPT’s value and weighting functions. Attention is directed toward employed parents’ trips to collect their child(ren) from the nursery at the end of workday because of parents’ strong sensitivity to the po...

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Published
Peer review status:
Peer reviewed

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10.1016/j.tra.2009.01.002

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Department:
Social Sciences Division - Centre for the Environment - Transport Studies Unit
Dick Ettema More by this author
Publisher:
Elsevier Publisher's website
Journal:
Transportation Research A Journal website
Volume:
43
Issue:
5
Pages:
511-525
Publication date:
2009
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ISSN:
0965-8564
URN:
uuid:665346a1-64cc-49cf-9278-556de1f3c6a6
Local pid:
tsu:10213

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