Sport participation of the elderly : the role of gender, age, and social class

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The article provides an overview of the results of cross-sectional and longitudinal data sets concerning sport participation of the elderly in Germany with a focus on correlations of sport participation with gender, age, and social class. A tabular overview lists the most central studies with their study design and publications from 2000 onwards. Findings regarding the motivations for sport participation of the elderly, the types of sport which are done, and the preferred settings are summarized. Eventually a conclusion is given about “what we know and what we don’t know.” Verf.-Referat
Translated title of the contributionSportaktivität von Älteren : Bedeutung von Geschlecht, Alter und sozialer Herkunft
Original languageEnglish
JournalEuropean Review of Aging and Physical Activity
Pages (from-to)83-91
Number of pages9
Publication statusPublished - 2011

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