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Leisure Time, Cinema and the Structure of Household Entertainment Expenditure, 1890–1940

In: Handbook on the Economics of Leisure

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  • Gerben Bakker

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Surprisingly, the field of leisure economics is not, thus far, a particularly integrated or coherent one. In this Handbook a wide ranging body of international scholars get to grips with the core issues, taking in the traditional income/leisure choice model of textbook microeconomics and Becker’s allocation of time model along the way. They expertly apply economics to some usually neglected topics, such as boredom and sleeping, work–life balance, dating, tourism, health and fitness, sport, video games, social networking, music festivals and sex. Contributions from further afield by Veblen, Sctivosky and Bourdieu also feature prominently.

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  • Gerben Bakker, 2011. "Leisure Time, Cinema and the Structure of Household Entertainment Expenditure, 1890–1940," Chapters,in: Handbook on the Economics of Leisure, chapter 16 Edward Elgar Publishing.
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    1. Bakker, Gerben, 2007. "Structural change and the growth contribution of services: how motion pictures industrialized US spectator entertainment," Economic History Working Papers 22314, London School of Economics and Political Science, Department of Economic History.
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    5. Bakker, Gerben, 2004. "Selling French Films on Foreign Markets: The International Strategy of a Medium-Sized Film Company," Enterprise & Society, Cambridge University Press, vol. 5(01), pages 45-76, March.
    6. Bakker,Gerben, 2011. "Entertainment Industrialised," Cambridge Books, Cambridge University Press, number 9781107403499, October.
    7. Bakker, Gerben, 2007. "Trading facts: Arrow's fundamental paradox and the emergence of global news networks, 1750-1900," Economic History Working Papers 22519, London School of Economics and Political Science, Department of Economic History.
    8. Bakker, Gerben, 2007. "The evolution of entertainment consumption and the emergence of cinema, 1890-1940," Economic History Working Papers 22316, London School of Economics and Political Science, Department of Economic History.
    9. Bakker, Gerben, 2004. "At the origins of increased productivity growth in services. Productivity, social savings and the consumer surplus of the film industry, 1900-1938," Economic History Working Papers 22348, London School of Economics and Political Science, Department of Economic History.
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