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Installations récréatives extérieures et développement économique régional : le cas des zones rurales isolées aux États-Unis

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As amenity-rich rural areas experience higher levels of growth, this research addressed the question of the extent to which outdoor recreation facilities impact selected economic development indicators in U.S. remote rural counties. The research first clustered counties according to natural resource endowments. Then, three regression models were specified for each cluster : change in the GINI coefficient, in the poverty rate, and in household income, over the 1989-99 period. Results indicated a limited relationship between outdoor recreation facilities and economic development, but the relationship did vary on a regional basis. The main policy implication was that planners should not overstate the importance of recreation facilities to economic Classification JEL : R11, R12, R14.

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  • Jean-Christophe Dissart, 2005. "Installations récréatives extérieures et développement économique régional : le cas des zones rurales isolées aux États-Unis," Revue d'économie régionale et urbaine, Armand Colin, vol. 0(2), pages 217-248.
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    1. Jean-Christophe Dissart, 2007. "Landscapes and regional development: What are the links?," Cahiers d'Economie et Sociologie Rurales, INRA Department of Economics, vol. 84, pages 61-91.
    2. Dissart, Jean-Christophe, 2007. "Landscapes and regional development: What are the links?," Cahiers d'Economie et de Sociologie Rurales (CESR), INRA (French National Institute for Agricultural Research), vol. 84.
    3. Jean-Christophe Dissart, 2007. "Landscapes and regional development: What are the links?," Post-Print hal-01201159, HAL.

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    Keywords

    Remote rural; tourism; amenities; regional development;

    JEL classification:

    • R11 - Urban, Rural, Regional, Real Estate, and Transportation Economics - - General Regional Economics - - - Regional Economic Activity: Growth, Development, Environmental Issues, and Changes
    • R12 - Urban, Rural, Regional, Real Estate, and Transportation Economics - - General Regional Economics - - - Size and Spatial Distributions of Regional Economic Activity; Interregional Trade (economic geography)
    • R14 - Urban, Rural, Regional, Real Estate, and Transportation Economics - - General Regional Economics - - - Land Use Patterns

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