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    Author(s): J. Michael Bowker; V.R. Leeworthy
    Date: 1998
    Source: Journal of Leisure Research. 30(1): 64-78.
    Publication Series: Miscellaneous Publication
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    The authors examine ethnicity and individual trip-taking behavior associated with natural resource based recreation in the Florida Keys. Bowker and Leeworthy estimate trip demand using the travel cost method. They then extend this model with a varying parameter adaptation to test the congruency of' demand and economic value across white and Hispanic user subgroups. The researchers’ findings indicate significant differences in price response leading to divergent per-trip consumer surplus and price elasticity between these two groups. These differences raise important distribution and equity concerns with respect to the possible future use of pricing policies like user fees.

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    Bowker, J. Michael; Leeworthy, V.R. 1998. Accounting for ethnicity in recreation demand: a flexible count data approach. Journal of Leisure Research. 30(1): 64-78.

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