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.
|Place of Publication||Bath, U. K.|
|Publisher||Department of Economics, University of Bath|
|Publication status||Published - 2009|
|Name||Bath Economics Research Working Papers|
- spectator demand
- sporting participation
- count models