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



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


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


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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  • 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.
  • Handle: RePEc:lrk:eeaart:30_2_5

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

    JEL classification:

    • D12 - Microeconomics - - Household Behavior - - - Consumer Economics: Empirical Analysis
    • L83 - Industrial Organization - - Industry Studies: Services - - - Sports; Gambling; Restaurants; Recreation; Tourism


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