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ERIC Number: ED020283
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1965-Dec
Pages: 14
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RECREATION FOR THE RICH AND POOR, A CONTRAST.
KRAUS, RICHARD G.
THE DIVERGENCE BETWEEN THE LEISURE ACTIVITIES OF AFFLUENT AND POOR AMERICANS IS DISCUSSED. PARADOXICALLY, THOSE WITH THE GREATEST AMOUNT OF FREE TIME--THE POOR--HAVE THE LEAST MONEY WITH WHICH TO ENRICH THEIR LEISURE TIME. WHILE IT IS TRUE THAT AN EXTRAORDINARY VARIETY OF LEISURE ACTIVITIES ARE NOW AVAILABLE, ONLY THE MIDDLE AND UPPER CLASSES CAN MAKE USE OF THEM. NOT ONLY ARE THE POOR ECONOMICALLY UNABLE TO ENJOY MOST OF THE RECREATION FACILITIES WHICH ARE AVAILABLE, BUT THEY ARE FURTHER RESTRICTED BY NOT KNOWING HOW TO USE PERSONAL LEISURE CONSTRUCTIVELY. THE RECREATION AND LEISURE NEEDS OF THE POOR, THEREFORE, SHOULD BE MET BY FEDERAL, STATE, AND LOCAL GOVERNMENTS AND BY VOLUNTARY AGENCIES AND ORGANIZATIONS WITH SPECIFICALLY DESIGNED SERVICES AND PROGRAMS. THIS ARTICLE WAS PUBLISHED IN "QUEST," MONOGRAPH 5, WINTER ISSUE, DECEMBER 1965. (NH)
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