Implementing a preferred equity model for the delivery of leisure services in the US context Academic Article uri icon


  • The paper is divided into four sections. First, the context of the leisure services field in the US is briefly reviewed as it relates to the emergence of equity as an administrative concern. Second, a taxonomy of eight equity models is presented and each is described. Third, an implementation approach is suggested which consists of five steps: (1) development of a distributional typology on the basis of three dichotomies of service characteristics which are likely to influence perceptions of equity; (2) recognition of the influence of four decisionmaking groups in defining equity models; (3) soliciting equity model preferences for different types of leisure services from the decision making groups; (4) measuring equity; and (5) translating service equity model preferences into a distributional policy plan. Finally, conclusions are drawn and implications discussed. 1988 E. and F.N. Spon Ltd.

published proceedings

  • Leisure Studies

author list (cited authors)

  • Crompton, J. L., & Wicks, B. E.

citation count

  • 29

complete list of authors

  • Crompton, John L||Wicks, Bruce E

publication date

  • September 1988