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The Economics of Sport, Health and Happiness : The Promotion of Well-being Through Sporting Activities - Placido Rodriguez Guerrero

The Economics of Sport, Health and Happiness

The Promotion of Well-being Through Sporting Activities

Hardcover Published: 1st July 2011
ISBN: 9780857930132
Number Of Pages: 264

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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 subsidise sporting activities at the expense of other public resources. Written is a clear and accessible style, this pioneering book explores a number of specific issues including: * the relationship between sport and happiness * the effect of sport on health, including the capacity of sport and exercise to reduce spending on medical expenses * the relationship between sport and productivity * whether sport as a leisure activity can improve quality of life. Innovative and original, this volume will strongly appeal to students and researchers of sport, health and welfare economics.

Contents: Introduction 1. Participation in Physical Activity and Health Outcomes: Evidence from the Canadian Community Health Survey Jane Ruseski and Brad Humphreys 2. Sport, Health and Well Being: Some Insights from the UK Paul Downward and Simona Rasciute 3. Physical Activity and Obesity in Spain: Evidence from the Spanish National Health Survey Jaume Garcia Villar, Sonia Oreffice and Climent Quintana-Domeque 4. Does Physical Exercise Affect Demand for Hospital Services? Evidence from Canadian Panel Data Nazmi Sari 5. The Earnings and Employment Effects of Individual Leisure Sports Participation in Switzerland Michael Lechner 6. Do Sporty People Have Access to Higher Job Quality? Charlotte Cabane 7. Team Success, Productivity and Economic Impact Michael Davis and Christian End 8. Happiness and Access to Sports Facilities: Evidence from the US Micro Data Haifang Huang and Brad Humphreys 9. Sports Participation and Happiness: Evidence for Men and Women in England David Forrest and Ian McHale 10. High School Sport Participation and Female Well Being: Evidence from Title IX Joseph Price, Daniel H. Simon and Betsey Stevenson 11. Physical Activity and Subjective Well-Being: An Empirical Analysis Georgios Kavetsos 12. Sport Opportunities and Local Well Being - Is Sport a Local Amenity? Tim Pawlowski, Christoph Breuer and Jorge Leyva

ISBN: 9780857930132
ISBN-10: 0857930133
Series: New Horizons in the Economics of Sport
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 264
Published: 1st July 2011
Publisher: Edward Elgar Publishing Ltd
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 24.13 x 16.51  x 2.54
Weight (kg): 0.54

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