Christoph Kern
Modeling mobility dispositions from a multilevel perspective

Journal of Contextual Economics – Schmollers Jahrbuch, 2015: 135, Heft 1, S. 23-34
ISSN: 1439-121X

The present study models mobility dispositions as a function of individual-level as well as regional covariates and includes interactions between these two levels. With this approach, some light can be shed on the underlying mechanisms concerning regional structures in the decision-making process of regional mobility. The empirical findings exhibit considerable main and interaction effects regarding static as well as dynamic regional indicators. However, the contextual features only account for a modest amount of total variation between mobility dispositions. Formally, the empirical models are carried out using a multilevel proportional odds approach, whereas the incorporation of small scale structural features is enabled by the usage of SOEP-Geodata.