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Department of Spatial Planning

Quantitative and qualitative gendered time-use in travel-based multitasking (2021-2024)

Project Objectives

The project aims to unravel men's and women's travel based multitasking to gain a deeper understanding of time use during travel. This includes the following steps:

  1. The relevant theories on gender dimensions in travel-related multitasking (work-related travel, care-related travel, and leisure travel) are examined to develop key hypotheses.
  2. The association between travel based multitasking and various factors (job, travel attributes, gender roles, interpersonal interactions) is analysed to understand the gendered time use in travel based multitasking.
  3. The subjective feeling of time use with respect to job-related travel will be additionally explored.



German Research Foundation

Grant no.: SCHE 1692/5-2

Project start and end: Februar 2021 – Sep 2024


Dr. Bhuvanachithra Chidambaram, bhuvanachithra.chidambaramtu-dortmundde

Telephone:0231 755-4167



Chidambaram, Bhuvanachithra / Scheiner, Joachim (2023): The gender dimensions of travel time use in Germany. In: European Transport Research Review 15(1). DOI: 10.1186/s12544-023-00574-5