Does higher sport supply lead to higher sport demand? : a city level analysis – preliminary results

Sandrine Poupaux, Christoph Breuer

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Abstract

The decision to practice sport is influenced by the person's own characteristics (micro level), among them age, gender, sociological variables, ethnicity, education and economic variables like employment status and income. The question posed in this article is the following: can this decision also be influenced by factors on the macro level, as the availability of sport facilities? A new issue in the study is to add explanatory variables to take sport supply at a city district level into account. Indeed, the intuition is that more facilities can facilitate the access to sport infrastructures in terms of distance and time. The article is organized as follows: the authors first briefly review the theoretical background on leisure sport demand. Then, an empirical model as well as an econometrical study on the data of the city Munich is presented and the results are commented. The authors conclude by giving some political implications of the results and sugessting further research. Aus der Einleitung (geändert)
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationSport, Medien und Kommunikation
EditorsH.-D. Horch, C. Breuer, G. Hovemann, S. Kaiser, S. Walzel
Number of pages13
PublisherInstitut für Sportökonomie und Sportmanagement
Publication date2009
Pages185-197
Publication statusPublished - 2009

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