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The Future of Leisure As we Know It

The Future of Leisure As we Know It

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The Future of Leisure As we Know It

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  1. The Future of Leisure As we Know It The Future of Leisure As we Know it Max, Connor, Jared, Brandon, and _______ Max, Connor, Jared, Brandon, and ______

  2. Social Factors of Leisure • Education andReligion • Ethnicity • Healthy Living • Decline in the work week • Age • Gender • Environmental Changes

  3. Education and Religion in regards to Leisure • Education • Leisure will be used for educational purposes • Different forms of educating • The restrictions of leisure • Education will show us why we must protect our earth • Religion • Religion is the mother of leisure pursuits • Holidays linked to Religion • Changes in traditions “As our knowledge increases, our morality must increase correpondingly if we are to survive” Meluille and Hawthorne

  4. Ethnicity's Affect on Leisure • US is becoming more diverse • Minorities try to maintain their culture and practices • African American • White • Hispanic and Asia

  5. New Regard for Healthy Living • Recognition of Leisure’s Relation to Health • Leisure will positively influence health • Education for specific skills: • -In the public schools • -At the worksite • -Within organizations for individuals with special needs • Government will use education rather than prosecution • Stress will be identified as the cause of many diseases • Leisure will bean antidote to stress

  6. Less Work More Play • A Decline of Work Hours • Reduced lifetime working hours • Increased life expectancy • 1856 - 1/2 of your life was spent working • Today -1/5 of your life is spent working • Use of leisure will be less a matter of diversion and more a matter of pursing interests • Discrepancy between whether someone is doing work or leisure • Leisure will be different because of the individual’s attitude • Paid work is likely to decrease • Time spent learning will increase

  7. Average Age is Increasing • Baby boomers getting old • Average age is rising • (1967) 29.5 years old • (2006) 36.2 years old • Birth rate for the population is 2.1 births/deaths • Longer Life expectancy • More people working later in life • Baby boomers have had their kids and are retiring • Baby boomers can pay for services and activities for themselves when they retire • Demand of recreation and leisure increase for the retired • More diverse and higher expectations for leisure

  8. Feminisms Affect on Leisure • Women will shape leisure • Develop new visions of how leisure activities can be done by everyone. Focus on benefiting society • Slowly women will be integrated with men • Commercial Sector will market to women • Recreation and Park services are being reshaped to include women’s needs and desires to participate • Women will play men’s sports and also play with men • Women are restricted in a lot of developing nations • Globalization broadens women’s options • Dress Code Changing

  9. Changing Environment Affects Leisure • Environment is changing • Good • 20% increase in production of grain • More clean water • Sulfur emissions have been cut by 60% • Bad • Animals and plants become extinct • Raised atmospheric carbon dioxide levels • Unbalanced nitrogen cycle • Global Warming • Global Warming affects our leisure • Carbon dioxide changes the ozone layer • No more skiing • Forests less diverse • Lakes Dry up • Changes in Hunting, fishing, and bird watching • Leisure activities will have to change as our environment does

  10. Womp.Womp.Womp.