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Participation, Spectatorship and Media Coverage in Sport

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  • Dawson, Peter
  • Downward, Paul
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    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.

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    Paper provided by University of Bath, Department of Economics in its series Department of Economics Working Papers with number 16651.

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    Date of creation: Sep 2009
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    Handle: RePEc:eid:wpaper:16651

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    Keywords: spectator demand; sporting participation; count models;

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    1. Lera-López, Fernando & Suárez, María José, 2012. "Deporte activo y pasivo: ¿Una relación de conveniencia?/Active and Passive Sport: Is it a Marriage of Convenience?," Estudios de Economía Aplicada, Estudios de Economía Aplicada, vol. 30, pages 489-512, Agosto.

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