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Free time and leisure participation: international perspectives.

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This book is an expanded and updated edition of a previous work entitled World Leisure Participation: Free Time in the Global Village, by the same editors (CABI, 1996). It brings together the results of national leisure participation surveys from 15 economically developed countries (3 of which were not covered in the earlier volume). In addition to updating chapters to include the latest surveys, ...

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Chapter 15 (Page no: 245)

United States of America: outdoor recreation.

This chapter describes the USA's National Survey on Recreation and the Environment (NSRE), its operational design, and how that design is implemented. Patterns of participation in outdoor recreation in the USA are then discussed, based on the 2000-01 NSRE. It is shown that outdoor recreation continues to be enormously popular across American society, with 97% of Americans aged 16 years or older reporting participation to some extent in outdoor recreation during any given year. Traditional activities popular in the 1960s are still popular, but many new forms of activity have been added as technology improves access, comfort, and what is known and possible.

Other chapters from this book

Chapter: 1 (Page no: 17) Leisure participation and time-use surveys: Australia. Author(s): Veal, A. J.
Chapter: 2 (Page no: 41) Leisure participation and time-use surveys: Canada. Author(s): Zuzanek, J.
Chapter: 3 (Page no: 61) Leisure participation and time-use surveys: Finland. Author(s): Liikkanen, M. Pääkkönen, H.
Chapter: 4 (Page no: 75) Leisure participation and time-use surveys: France. Author(s): Samuel, N.
Chapter: 5 (Page no: 101) Leisure participation and time-use surveys: Germany. Author(s): Tokarski, W. Michels, H.
Chapter: 6 (Page no: 109) Leisure participation and time-use surveys: Great Britain. Author(s): Gratton, C. Veal, A. J.
Chapter: 7 (Page no: 127) Leisure participation and time-use surveys: Hong Kong. Author(s): Sivan, A. Robertson, B. Walker, S.
Chapter: 8 (Page no: 141) Leisure participation and time-use surveys: Israel. Author(s): Ruskin, H. Sivan, A.
Chapter: 9 (Page no: 153) Leisure participation and time-use surveys: Japan. Author(s): Harada, M.
Chapter: 10 (Page no: 163) Leisure participation and time-use surveys: The Netherlands. Author(s): Knulst, W. Poel, H. van der
Chapter: 11 (Page no: 177) Leisure participation and time-use surveys: New Zealand. Author(s): Walker, S. Donn, M. Laidler, A.
Chapter: 12 (Page no: 197) Leisure participation and time-use surveys: Poland. Author(s): Jung, B.
Chapter: 13 (Page no: 221) Leisure participation and time-use surveys: Russia. Author(s): Butenko, I. A.
Chapter: 14 (Page no: 233) Leisure participation and time-use surveys: Spain. Author(s): Maiztegui Oñate, C.
Chapter: 16 (Page no: 265) United States of America: time-use and cultural activities. Author(s): Robinson, J. P. Godbey, G. C.
Chapter: 17 (Page no: 283) National leisure participation and time-use surveys: a future. Author(s): Cushman, G. Veal, A. J. Zuzanek, J.

Chapter details

  • Author Affiliation
  • USDA Forest Service, Southern Research Station, Athens, Georgia, USA.
  • Year of Publication
  • 2005
  • ISBN
  • 9780851996202
  • Record Number
  • 20053057568