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The Relationship Between Participation in Sport and Sport Volunteering: An Economic Analysis

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  • Peter Dawson

    () (University of East Anglia)

  • Paul Downward

    () (Loughborough University)

Abstract

This paper explores the relationship between participation in sport as a consumer activity and sport volunteering as a producer activity. Using data from the Taking Part Survey, evidence is found that the decision to engage in sports participation and sports volunteering as well as the duration of the activities are complementary. In general, the findings confirm the well-established impacts of human and economic capital on engagement in sports-related activities, as well as the availability of time. However, there is evidence of the shifting roles of consumption and production of sport as family commitments change while differential effects are also found with respect to ethnicity, health, and the accessibility of sports facilities.

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  • Peter Dawson & Paul Downward, 2013. "The Relationship Between Participation in Sport and Sport Volunteering: An Economic Analysis," International Journal of Sport Finance, Fitness Information Technology, vol. 8(1), pages 75-92, February.
  • Handle: RePEc:jsf:intjsf:v:8:y:2013:i:1:p:75-92
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    Cited by:

    1. Paul Downward & Peter Dawson, 2016. "Is it Pleasure or Health from Leisure that We Benefit from Most? An Analysis of Well-Being Alternatives and Implications for Policy," Social Indicators Research: An International and Interdisciplinary Journal for Quality-of-Life Measurement, Springer, vol. 126(1), pages 443-465, March.
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    3. repec:eee:spomar:v:20:y:2017:i:4:p:325-337 is not listed on IDEAS
    4. Mutter, Felix & Pawlowski, Tim, 2014. "Role models in sports – Can success in professional sports increase the demand for amateur sport participation?," Sport Management Review, Elsevier, vol. 17(3), pages 324-336.

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    Keywords

    participation in sport; sport volunteering; bivariate models;

    JEL classification:

    • L83 - Industrial Organization - - Industry Studies: Services - - - Sports; Gambling; Restaurants; Recreation; Tourism

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