Congestion and participation in outdoor recreation

A household production function approach

Timothy A. Deyak, V. Kerry Smith

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

34 Citations (Scopus)

Abstract

This paper examines the effects of congestion on recreational behavior within a household production model of consumer behavior. We assume that congestion affects the household's ability to produce constant quality recreational service flows and derive a reduced-form model for participation decisions in remote and developed camping. Empirical estimates of the effects of a congestion measure on the conditional probability of participation as well as on the level of participation are estimated for each activity by the type of trip using information from the 1972 National Recreation Survey. The findings suggest that congestion was most likely to affect the decision to participate and not the level once that decision had been made. While differences in these effects were observed across the activities studied, it is not clear how they should be interpreted since our congestion measure was a proxy variable likely to perform better for remote camping than developed camping.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)63-80
Number of pages18
JournalJournal of Environmental Economics and Management
Volume5
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - 1978
Externally publishedYes

Fingerprint

outdoor recreation
congestion
consumption behavior
household
participation
Household production
Production function
Participation
Outdoor recreation
Congestion
decision
effect
camping

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Economics and Econometrics
  • Management, Monitoring, Policy and Law

Cite this

Congestion and participation in outdoor recreation : A household production function approach. / Deyak, Timothy A.; Smith, V. Kerry.

In: Journal of Environmental Economics and Management, Vol. 5, No. 1, 1978, p. 63-80.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

@article{68be37853e0c4a6f8b1cb52b7726b2ca,
title = "Congestion and participation in outdoor recreation: A household production function approach",
abstract = "This paper examines the effects of congestion on recreational behavior within a household production model of consumer behavior. We assume that congestion affects the household's ability to produce constant quality recreational service flows and derive a reduced-form model for participation decisions in remote and developed camping. Empirical estimates of the effects of a congestion measure on the conditional probability of participation as well as on the level of participation are estimated for each activity by the type of trip using information from the 1972 National Recreation Survey. The findings suggest that congestion was most likely to affect the decision to participate and not the level once that decision had been made. While differences in these effects were observed across the activities studied, it is not clear how they should be interpreted since our congestion measure was a proxy variable likely to perform better for remote camping than developed camping.",
author = "Deyak, {Timothy A.} and Smith, {V. Kerry}",
year = "1978",
doi = "10.1016/0095-0696(78)90005-0",
language = "English (US)",
volume = "5",
pages = "63--80",
journal = "Journal of Environmental Economics and Management",
issn = "0095-0696",
publisher = "Academic Press Inc.",
number = "1",

}

TY - JOUR

T1 - Congestion and participation in outdoor recreation

T2 - A household production function approach

AU - Deyak, Timothy A.

AU - Smith, V. Kerry

PY - 1978

Y1 - 1978

N2 - This paper examines the effects of congestion on recreational behavior within a household production model of consumer behavior. We assume that congestion affects the household's ability to produce constant quality recreational service flows and derive a reduced-form model for participation decisions in remote and developed camping. Empirical estimates of the effects of a congestion measure on the conditional probability of participation as well as on the level of participation are estimated for each activity by the type of trip using information from the 1972 National Recreation Survey. The findings suggest that congestion was most likely to affect the decision to participate and not the level once that decision had been made. While differences in these effects were observed across the activities studied, it is not clear how they should be interpreted since our congestion measure was a proxy variable likely to perform better for remote camping than developed camping.

AB - This paper examines the effects of congestion on recreational behavior within a household production model of consumer behavior. We assume that congestion affects the household's ability to produce constant quality recreational service flows and derive a reduced-form model for participation decisions in remote and developed camping. Empirical estimates of the effects of a congestion measure on the conditional probability of participation as well as on the level of participation are estimated for each activity by the type of trip using information from the 1972 National Recreation Survey. The findings suggest that congestion was most likely to affect the decision to participate and not the level once that decision had been made. While differences in these effects were observed across the activities studied, it is not clear how they should be interpreted since our congestion measure was a proxy variable likely to perform better for remote camping than developed camping.

UR - http://www.scopus.com/inward/record.url?scp=0011158051&partnerID=8YFLogxK

UR - http://www.scopus.com/inward/citedby.url?scp=0011158051&partnerID=8YFLogxK

U2 - 10.1016/0095-0696(78)90005-0

DO - 10.1016/0095-0696(78)90005-0

M3 - Article

VL - 5

SP - 63

EP - 80

JO - Journal of Environmental Economics and Management

JF - Journal of Environmental Economics and Management

SN - 0095-0696

IS - 1

ER -