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Title: Social indicators and outdoor recreation: the forgotten sector

Author: Peine, John D.; Marans, Robert W.; Harris, Charles C.

Date: 1980

Source: In: LaPage, Wilbur F., ed. Proceedings 1980 National Outdoor Recreation Trends Symposium. Gen. Tech. Rep. NE-57. Vols. I and II. Broomall, PA: U. S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Northeastern Forest Experimental Station: 1-18.

Publication Series: General Technical Report (GTR)

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Description: Following a brief historical overview of the social indicators movement, outdoor recreation measures which can be considered as social indicators are discussed. Such indicators are largely derived from social surveys. Illustrative data from 53 such surveys are presented. Despite the availability of such data, there have been few attempts to adapt them as established indicators in the outdoor recreation field. Reasons for not considering the data as indicators are suggested. Finally, a number of parameters which might be used as social indicators in outdoor recreation in the 1980's are outlined.

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Peine, John D.; Marans, Robert W.; Harris, Charles C. 1980. Social indicators and outdoor recreation: the forgotten sector. In: LaPage, Wilbur F., ed. Proceedings 1980 National Outdoor Recreation Trends Symposium. Gen. Tech. Rep. NE-57. Vols. I and II. Broomall, PA: U. S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Northeastern Forest Experimental Station: 1-18.

 


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