Free-time and Leisure Needs of Young People Living in Disadvantaged Communities
Tina Byrne, et al. (2006). Poverty Research Initiative. Combat Poverty Agency Working Paper Series 06/02. October 2006.
This study, funded by Combat Poverty Agency under the Poverty Research Initiative, 2004, had the objective of investigating the free-time and leisure needs of young people, aged 12-18 years, living in areas in and around Dublin which were designated as socially and economically disadvantaged.
The research aimed to:
- Describe the physical and social environments that characterise the neighbourhoods where the young people lived
- Explore how the young people spend their free time
- Identify the factors that facilitate and/or inhibit the choices the young people make about how they spend their free time
- Provide policy-orientated recommendations that will contribute to the development and provision of appropriate leisure and free-time facilities for young people.