Demographic and economic factors influencing inclusion in the German sport system: A microanalysis of the years 1985 to 2005

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Demographic and economic changes in society lead to questions concerning the consequences of these changes for sport. This study examines to what extent sport participation in Germany depends on demographic and economic parameters and how sport inclusion varies when demographic and economic conditions change. The underlying model is based on the economic household theory, which has been expanded to a demo-economic analysis model. The database contains all data records from the German Socio-Economic Panel (SOEP) from the years 1985 to 2005. Regression analyses show that negative effects of inclusion in sport caused by demographic factors such as ageing and migration could be compensated for by economic growth and investment in education. But interaction models show that education and income effects are more important in relation to the inclusion of migrants in sport than for the German population as a whole. Moreover, only the German population benefits from positive period effects over 20 years, not the non-German population. Verf.-Referat
Translated title of the contributionDer Einfluss von demographischen und ökonomischen Faktoren auf die Inklusion in das deutsche Sportsystem : eine Mikroanalyse der Jahre 1985 bis 2005
Original languageEnglish
JournalEuropean Journal for Sport and Society
Issue number1
Pages (from-to)33-42
Number of pages10
Publication statusPublished - 2008

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