Participation, Spectatorship and Media Coverage in Sport

Peter Dawson, Paul Downward

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This article considers the relationship between active participation in sport, sports spectatorship and television viewing habits using data from the 2005 DCMS Taking Part Survey. We find robust evidence that participation and sports spectatorship are symbiotically linked. In contrast, increase TV viewing per se leads to a reduction in participation.
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationBath, U. K.
PublisherDepartment of Economics, University of Bath
Publication statusPublished - 2009

Publication series

NameBath Economics Research Working Papers

Bibliographical note

ID number: 24/09


  • spectator demand
  • sporting participation
  • count models


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