nep-cul New Economics Papers
on Cultural Economics
Issue of 2009‒11‒14
one paper chosen by
Roberto Zanola
University of the Piemonte Orientale

  1. Participation, Spectatorship and Media Coverage in Sport By Dawson, P.; Downward, P.

  1. By: Dawson, P.; Downward, P.
    Abstract: This article considers the relationship between active participation in sport, sports spectatorship and television viewing habits using data from the 2005 DCMS Taking Part Survey. We find robust evidence that participation and sports spectatorship are symbiotically linked. In contrast, increase TV viewing per se leads to a reduction in participation.
    Keywords: sporting participation; spectator demand; count models;
    Date: 2009–09

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