ERIC Number: ED221485
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1982-Aug
Reference Count: 0
Recreation Expenditures by U. S. Consumers, 1929-l979. Publication T-6-135.
Kitchen, James W.; And Others
This study explored trends in how Americans spent disposable personal income (DPI) on recreational activities from 1929 to 1979. Statistics were compiled from the Economic Report of the President and the United States Department of Commerce. Twelve classifications of recreation expenditures are presented: (1) books and maps; (2) magazines, newspapers, and sheet music; (3) nondurable toys and sport supplies; (4) wheel goods, durable toys, sport equipment, boats, and pleasure aircraft; (5) radio and television receivers, records, and musical instruments; (6) radio and television repair; (7) flowers, seeds, and potted plants; (8) admissions to specified spectator amusements (sports events, films, theater); (9) clubs and fraternal organizations; (10) commercial participant amusements; (11) pari-mutual net receipts; and (12) miscellaneous hobbies and pets. Tables present information on: (1) consumer expenditures on recreation; (2) DPI and personal consumption expenditures; (3) per capita DPI and consumer expenditures on recreation; (4) consumer expenditures on recreation as a percent of DPI; (5) consumer expenditures on recreation as a percent of personal consumption expenditures; (6) increase or decrease of consumer expenditures on recreation as a percent of DPI, personal consumption expenditures, and total recreation expenditures 1929-68 and 1969-79; (7) classification of consumer expenditures on recreation as a percent of total recreation expenditures; and (8) estimated consumer expenditures on recreation for 1980-90. (JD)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Numerical/Quantitative Data
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Texas Tech Univ., Lubbock. Dept. of Park Administration and Landscape Architecture.