Accession Number : ADA306913

Title :   Ethnicity, Race, and Outdoor Recreation. A Review of Trends, Policy, and Research.

Descriptive Note : Final rept.,

Corporate Author : TEXAS A AND M UNIV COLLEGE STATION

Personal Author(s) : Gramann, James H.

PDF Url : ADA306913

Report Date : MAR 1996

Pagination or Media Count : 89

Abstract : Differences in outdoor recreation behavior of ethnic groups has been the subject of research in the United States for more than 30 years. This report reviews the social science literature describing ethnic and racial differences in recreation and leisure behavior and summarizes the national policy context for that research. Major sections of the review included demographic trends in the ethnic and racial composition of the United States; national ethnic policy as reflected in the statutes and regulations of the United States, including two recent executive orders that are especially relevant to ethnicity, race, and outdoor recreation; a review of current research programs on ethnicity and recreation in the major Federal recreation resource management agencies; overview of major research issues in studies of ethnicity and recreation and recent applications of recreation ethnicity research to policy and program development, planning, and operations in Federal and State resource management agencies.

Descriptors :   *ETHNIC GROUPS, *BEHAVIOR, *RECREATION, UNITED STATES, POLICIES, UNITED STATES GOVERNMENT, DEMOGRAPHY, DOCUMENTS, PATTERNS, RESOURCES, RESOURCE MANAGEMENT, RESEARCH MANAGEMENT, OUTDOOR, SOCIAL SCIENCES, RACE RELATIONS.

Subject Categories : Government and Political Science
      Sociology and Law
      Psychology

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE