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Household consumption decisions: will expanding sports betting impact health?

Brad Humphreys, Jane Ruseski and Jie Yang
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Jie Yang: Government of Alberta

Review of Economics of the Household, 2020, vol. 18, issue 4, No 9, 1079-1100

Abstract: Abstract We use data from the Canadian Survey of Household Spending to analyze the relationship between household consumption of four categories of leisure goods and services: sports betting, exercise, watching television, and attending live sporting events. Spending on exercise can affect household health. Recent policy changes expanded access to legal sports betting. Clear theoretical links exist among all four categories. Results from AIDS/QUAIDS models show that household consumption of these leisure goods and services are substitutes, except for attending sporting events and watching television, which are complements. These results have important implications for both health and gambling policy.

Keywords: AIDS model; Consumer spending; Survey of Household Spending; Sports; Physical activity; Gambling; D12; L83; Z28 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 2020
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DOI: 10.1007/s11150-019-09474-x

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