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The determinants of sport participation in Switzerland
Schweizerische Zeitschrift fur Soziologie = Revue Suisse de sociologie = Swiss Journal of Sociology
Part of Special Issue "Social Science Research with Panel Data in Switzerland"
This paper aims at investigating the socio-cultural factors that affect leisure-time sport participation in Switzerland. Data drawn from 8 waves of the Swiss Household Panel is used to evaluate a probit model with random effects, that takes into account the socioeconomic and demographic characteristics of the respondents. In line with existing literature, findings from the multivariate analysis show inequalities in sport involvement in Switzerland. These are significantly related to age, income, education, citizenship and cultural aspects. Appropriate and targeted policies promoting participation in sports among the community can be found on the basis of the critical modifiers in the model and their impact.
Sports Participation , Sports , Inequality , Citizenship , Sociodemographic Factors , Switzerland
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