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Commuting patterns: The Flow and Jump model and supporting data

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A simple model (FJM) is proposed for describing commuter fluxes at different distances. The model is based on a master equation which allows a local net probability flow and non local jumps. FJM is in principle a one-parameter model, however it is found that by fixing this parameter we get a parameter free model, similar with the radiation model. We find that FJM offers an improved description for commuting data from USA, Italy and Hungary. For a special choice of the model parameter FJM leads to the radiation model.