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    Author(s): James E. Christensen; John F. Dwyer
    Date: 1995
    Source: In: Vander Stoep, Gail A., ed. Proceedings of the 1994 Northeastern Recreation Research Symposium; 1994 April 10-12; Saratoga Springs, NY.: Gen. Tech. Rep. NE-198. Radnor, PA: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Northeastern Forest Experiment Station. 159-161
    Publication Series: General Technical Report (GTR)
    Station: Northeastern Research Station
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    The "marginality" explanation of differences between the outdoor recreation participation of African Americans and Whites was evaluated using demographic standardization of age, income, and education for a sample of African American and White Illinois residents. After standardization, African America/White differences in outdoor recreation participation were reduced in 12 out of 26 outdoor recreation activities and in the total days of participation across all activities. The results offer limited support for marginality explanation.

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    Christensen, James E.; Dwyer, John F. 1995. Examining African American and white outdoor recreation participation after demographic standardization on selected characteristics. In: Vander Stoep, Gail A., ed. Proceedings of the 1994 Northeastern Recreation Research Symposium; 1994 April 10-12; Saratoga Springs, NY.: Gen. Tech. Rep. NE-198. Radnor, PA: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Northeastern Forest Experiment Station. 159-161

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