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Deporte activo y pasivo: ¿Una relación de conveniencia?/Active and Passive Sport: Is it a Marriage of Convenience?

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  • LERA-LÓPEZ, FERNANDO

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    (Departamento de Economía, UNIVERSIDAD PÚBLICA DE NAVARRA, ESPAÑA.)

  • SUÁREZ, MARÍA JOSÉ

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    (Departamento de Economía, UNIVERSIDAD DE OVIEDO, ESPAÑA.)

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    Este es un trabajo de carácter empírico que estudia la relación entre las decisiones individuales relativas al deporte activo y pasivo, a partir de una encuesta realizada en la Comunidad Foral de Navarra en el año 2007. En primer lugar, se analiza la práctica deportiva y la asistencia a espectáculos deportivos mediante un modelo Probit bivariante y un Logit multinomial . En segundo lugar, se estudia la relación entre los gastos asociados a dichas actividades mediante un modelo Tobit bivariante. Los resultados muestran una correlación positiva y significativa entre deporte activo y pasivo, una vez controladas las variables socio-demográficas. This empirical paper studies the relationship between individual decisions regarding active and passive sport activi¬ties, using a survey conducted in the Spanish region of Navarra in 2007. Firstly, we estimate a bivariate Probit model and a multinomial Logit to analyze sports practice and sporting event attendance. Secondly, we apply a bivariate Tobit model to estimate the determinants of individual expenditures related to both activities. In both participation and expenditures, the results show a significant and positive correlation between active and passive sport activities after controlling for socio-demographic variables.

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    Article provided by Estudios de Economía Aplicada in its journal Estudios de Economía Aplicada.

    Volume (Year): 30 (2012)
    Issue (Month): (Agosto)
    Pages: 489-512

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    Handle: RePEc:lrk:eeaart:30_2_5

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    Keywords: Participación deportiva; asistencia deportiva; gasto deportivo. ; Sports Practice; Sporting Event Attendance; Expenditure on Sport Activities..;

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