Date of Award


Document Type


Degree Name

Master of Arts (MA)


Geography and Geology


As our society becomes increasingly leisure-oriented with the growth of disposable personal income and shorter work periods, the need for recreation facilities continues to rise. Government agencies have attempted to meet this demand by the expansion of public facilities within the total outdoor rcreation resource complex. Similarly, commerical entrepreneurs have recognized the profit potential fo specific recreation elements with a resulting increase in facilities such as commerical campgrounds. Because of the difficulties in obtaining data, economic demand and supply studies have been limited mostly to the public sector. An early study stated that variables affecting public and commerical recreation facilities were not interchangeable in meeting the recreation demand, however, it has recently been proven that the variables controlling attendance are applicable to both facilitiy types.


A Thesis Presented to the Department of Geography-Geology and the Faculty of the Graduate College University of Nebraska In Partial Fulfillment of the Requirements for the Degree Master of Arts University of Nebraska at Omaha. Copyright 1977, Dennis E. Bussom

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