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The author reviews a range of mainly British and US research on future leisure behaviour and in particular: general scenarios, forecasts of the amount of leisure time, activities, and expenditure. He discusses the limitations of one of the most widely used approaches - cross-sectional analysis. He notes some of the problems facing policy makers: there has been an overconcentration on sporting and outdoor activities, and the distributive effects of their policies have been largely ignored, eg leisure facilities meet the needs of the better-off sections of the population. © 1980.