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Sports Participation and Happiness: Evidence from US Micro Data

In: The Economics of Sport, Health and Happiness

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  • Haifang Huang
  • Brad R. Humphreys

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Including an array of distinguished contributors, this novel book fills a gap in the literature by addressing an important, yet under-researched, issue in the field of sports economics. It places great emphasis on the notion that sport is a significant component for improving the happiness, health and well-being of citizens, communities and society as a whole. In so doing, it addresses whether, in an environment of increasing pressure on public spending, governments should continue to subsidize sporting activities at the expense of other public resources.

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  • Haifang Huang & Brad R. Humphreys, 2011. "Sports Participation and Happiness: Evidence from US Micro Data," Chapters, in: Plácido Rodríguez & Stefan Késenne & Brad R. Humphreys (ed.), The Economics of Sport, Health and Happiness, chapter 8, Edward Elgar Publishing.
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    Economics and Finance; Social Policy and Sociology;

    JEL classification:

    • C39 - Mathematical and Quantitative Methods - - Multiple or Simultaneous Equation Models; Multiple Variables - - - Other
    • D60 - Microeconomics - - Welfare Economics - - - General
    • I18 - Health, Education, and Welfare - - Health - - - Government Policy; Regulation; Public Health
    • L83 - Industrial Organization - - Industry Studies: Services - - - Sports; Gambling; Restaurants; Recreation; Tourism

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