Friday, April 12, 2013

Virtual Geography Convention 2013: Long Commutes Contribute to an Early Death

Welcome to the Virtual Geography Convention 2013!  If you have a presentation or blog post you wished published please contact me at catholicgauze [at] gmail [dot] com!

Geographer Erika Sandow of Sweden's Umea University is presenting "Different ways to go - The effects of long-distance commuting on causes of death" at the 2013 annual convention of the Association of American Geographers.

While her presentation is not online, the Pacific Standard published an article, Commuting to an Early Grave, about her results.  Of note Dr. Sandow discovered that women who live more than 31 miles (50 kilometers) away from their job lose the most life due to their commute.

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