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.... available at: http://www.archive.dcita.gov.au/__data/assets/file/0018/25254/ ATAC_ Paper_3_-_International_final.rtf ... Baruch, Y. and Y.K.J. Yuen (2000), a#39; Inclination to opt for teleworking: a comparative analysis of United Kingdom versus Hong ... the management of information technology professionalsa#39;, Industrial Management and Data Systems, 101 (9), 477a€“82. ... Cambridge Systematics (2007), a#39;Congestion Mitigation Commission Technical Analysis: Telecommuting Incentivesa#39;, anbsp;...

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


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