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The first three bars in each cluster of bars are for men. in almost all countries mothers with dependent children spend less time commuting than childless women. This might suggest that working mothers have found workplaces closer to home than women without children. The gender gap in commuting where it is present in the country …

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Few labour market statistics have any meaning unless broken down by gender. The compensating differentials that explain much of the family pay gap extend strongly to commuting times. Source: OECD Family Database – OECD, Table LMF2.6.A. Mothers commute a good 15 to 20 minutes less than fathers in the UK, Italy, Germany and France. Single …

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Commuting times need to be incorporated into calculations of the gender wage gap because they do represent a serious fixed cost of working that is higher for men than for women. Source: OECD Family Database. Not only is the commuting time for female workers less, there is much less variation across the OECD member countries …

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I am not surprised only 7% of Auckland’s take public transport to work considering it takes much longer than any other form of commuting. Source: New Zealand Household Travel Survey: Travel to work, by main urban area results (3-year moving average). The average commute by public transport is 40 minutes as compared to less than …

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