Handbook on the Economics of Leisure

Handbook on the Economics of Leisure

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This interdisciplinary Handbook combines both mainstream and heterodox economics to assess the nature, scope and importance of leisure activities. Surprisingly, the field of leisure economics is not, thus far, a particularly integrated or coherent one. In this Handbook a wide ranging body of international scholars get to grips with the core issues, taking in the traditional income/leisure choice model of textbook microeconomics and Becker's allocation of time model along the way. They expertly apply economics to some usually neglected topics, such as boredom and sleeping, worka€“life balance, dating, tourism, health and fitness, sport, video games, social networking, music festivals and sex. Contributions from further afield by Veblen, Sctivosky and Bourdieu also feature prominently. Applying a mix of both theoretical and empirical data, undergraduate students in modules on sport/leisure economics as well as sport/leisure management will find this important resource invaluable.For example, in New Zealand, Christmas, Good Friday and Easter Monday are statutory holidays mandated by the ... and M. Perozek (2003), a#39;Wealth effects and the consumption of leisure: retirement decisions during the stock market boom of anbsp;...


Title:Handbook on the Economics of Leisure
Author: Samuel Cameron
Publisher:Edward Elgar Publishing - 2011-01-01
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