By Grant Cushman, Anthony J. Veal, Jiri Zuzanek
This ebook is an extended and up to date version of a prior paintings entitled global relaxation Participation: loose Time within the international Village, by way of an analogous editors (CABI, 1996). It brings jointly the result of nationwide relaxation participation surveys from 15 economically constructed international locations (3 of which have been no longer coated within the prior volume). as well as updating chapters to incorporate the newest surveys, the publication comprises elevated assurance of time-budget surveys and new subject matters comparable to public coverage dimensions. it will likely be of important curiosity to these operating within the parts of rest reviews, sociology, time-use experiences, and social coverage. The e-book has 18 chapters and an index.
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In particular it is notable that, of the 15 activities where women’s participation rates are higher, seven are home-based, illustrating the constraints on women in regarding access to activities outside the home environment. 3. Two particular features should be noted: first, for 29 of the 40 listed activities, the lowest participation rate is among the 60-plus, age group. In surveys where the list of activities is dominated by sports and other physically demanding pastimes, this might be expected, but this is not the case here.
For 23 out of the 40 activities the highest participation rate is among the managerial/professional group. The clerical/sales group is the second most active with 19 highs (eight being equal with the managerial/professional group). The ‘supervisors’ group has the highest participation rate in only one activity, tennis. The skilled manual workers have the highest rate in only four activities – dancing, pub-going, sport spectating and fishing – conforming very much to a working class stereotype. Unskilled manual workers have the highest rate only in playing indoor games and for most of the rest of the activities their participation rates are lower than the average.