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Similarities and Differences in the Outdoor Recreation Participation of Racial/Ethnic Groups: An Example from IllinoisAuthor(s): John F. Dwyer
Source: Proceeding of the 1999 Northeastern Recreation Research Symposium. p. 98-105. (2000)
Publication Series: Scientific Journal (JRNL)
Station: North Central Research Station
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DescriptionMuch of the initial research on the outdoor recreation participation of racial/ethnic groups focused on between-group differences in percent participating in an activity. This tended to focus research, policy, and management on between-group differences at the expense of a more comprehensive look at the participation patterns of racial/ethnic groups. This paper suggests a more comprehensive approach that focuses on similarities as well as differences between groups along several dimensions of participation. It also looks at participation rates while taking into account age, residence, household income, gender, and household size.
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CitationDwyer, John F. 2000. Similarities and Differences in the Outdoor Recreation Participation of Racial/Ethnic Groups: An Example from Illinois. Proceeding of the 1999 Northeastern Recreation Research Symposium. p. 98-105. (2000)
Keywordsracial, ecthnic group, between-group, groups, household size, otdoor recreation, Illinois
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