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Estimation of a Structural Model of the Determinants of the Time Spent in Physical Activity and Sport: Evidence for Spain

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  • Jaume Garcia

    (Universitat Pompeu Fabra)

  • Maria Jose Suarez

    (Universidad de Oviedo)

Abstract

The aim of this article is to extend the standard neoclassical consumer theory to explain the allocation of individual time to physical activity and sports. The authors assume a Constant Elasticity of Substitution (CES) utility function and they estimate the model using the Seemingly Unrelated Regression (SUR) method and the Heckman two-step procedure. They run separate estimates for men and women using the Spanish Time-Use Survey conducted in 2002-2003. The results show that there are gender differences in the determinants of the allocation of time to physical activity. Moreover, participation in physical activity and sports and the time devoted to these activities seem to be based on different decisions.
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  • Jaume Garcia & Maria Jose Suarez, 2008. "Estimation of a Structural Model of the Determinants of the Time Spent in Physical Activity and Sport: Evidence for Spain," IASE Conference Papers 0819, International Association of Sports Economists.
  • Handle: RePEc:spe:cpaper:0819
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    Cited by:

    1. Michael Lechner & Paul Downward, 2017. "Heterogeneous sports participation and labour market outcomes in England," Applied Economics, Taylor & Francis Journals, vol. 49(4), pages 335-348, January.
    2. Cabane Charlotte & Lechner Michael, 2015. "Physical Activity of Adults: A Survey of Correlates, Determinants, and Effects," Journal of Economics and Statistics (Jahrbuecher fuer Nationaloekonomie und Statistik), De Gruyter, vol. 235(4-5), pages 376-402, August.
    3. repec:eee:spomar:v:20:y:2017:i:5:p:455-467 is not listed on IDEAS
    4. Humphreys, Brad & Maresova, Katerina & Ruseski, Jane, 2012. "Institutional Factors, Sport Policy, and Individual Sport Participation: An International Comparison," Working Papers 2012-1, University of Alberta, Department of Economics.
    5. 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

    sports economics;

    JEL classification:

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

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