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The Changing Demands of Leisure Time: The Emergence of Twenty20 Cricket

In: Handbook on the Economics of Leisure

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  • David Paton
  • Andrew Cooke

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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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  • David Paton & Andrew Cooke, 2011. "The Changing Demands of Leisure Time: The Emergence of Twenty20 Cricket," Chapters,in: Handbook on the Economics of Leisure, chapter 18 Edward Elgar Publishing.
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    1. David Paton & Andrew Cooke, 2005. "Attendance at County Cricket," Journal of Sports Economics, , vol. 6(1), pages 24-45, February.
    2. Michael Hynds & Ian Smith, 1994. "The demand for test match cricket," Applied Economics Letters, Taylor & Francis Journals, vol. 1(7), pages 103-106.
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