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The literature has established that women in the U.S. tend to have more frequent, shorter trips than men. Women also tend to use transit more often than men.
Research by Susan Hanson found that, “Women with no children at home averaged a slightly longer commuting time than women with children, but still not as long on average as men. . The presence or absence of children had no effect on men's commuting time." 
- Taylor, Brian D. and Mauch, Michael. by Womens Travel Issues: Proceedings from the Second National Conference, October 1996, FHWA-PL-97-024, Office of Highway Information Management, HPM-40, Federal Highway Administration. Washington, DC: U.S. Department of Transportation. 1998 Pages 371-405. http://www.fhwa.dot.gov/ohim/womens/chap20.pdf
- Hanson, Susan. “Women’s Place. Professor Susan Hanson’s research. Accessed April 2008: http://www.clarku.edu/activelearning/departments/geography/hanson/hansonD.cfm