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Do Sports Clubs Contribute to the Accumulation of Regional Social Capital?

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Department of Tourism, Collegium of World Economy, SGH Warsaw School of Economics, al. Niepodległości 162, 02-554 Warsaw, Poland
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Department of Child and Adolescent Health, Institute of Mother and Child, Kasprzaka Str. 17A, 01-211 Warsaw, Poland
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Department of Business Economics, Collegium of World Economy, SGH Warsaw School of Economics, al. Niepodległości 162, 02-554 Warsaw, Poland
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Collegium of World Economy, SGH Warsaw School of Economics, Aleja Niepodległości 162, 02-554 Warsaw, Poland
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Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 2020, 17(14), 5257; https://0-doi-org.brum.beds.ac.uk/10.3390/ijerph17145257
Received: 29 May 2020 / Revised: 17 July 2020 / Accepted: 19 July 2020 / Published: 21 July 2020
Social capital (SC) affects quality of life, sport behaviours and health in individual and community context. The aim was to analyse how sports activity (SA) contributes to SC accumulation in a post-transformation country. A combination of four longitudinal, nationwide datasets was used. Instrumental variable method was applied. Results show that in 19+ Poles, on a regional level, SA improves SC. This suggest that sports clubs and at least some types of sports infrastructure can constitute a valid tool for social policies aiming at improving social involvement. The self-triggering character of SA is a valuable asset for social impact regionally and beyond. It is important to estimate the changes in a long-term perspective, due to the inertness of the SC. View Full-Text
Keywords: sports activity; sports club; social capital; regional level; public health sports activity; sports club; social capital; regional level; public health
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Biernat, E.; Nałęcz, H.; Skrok, Ł.; Majcherek, D. Do Sports Clubs Contribute to the Accumulation of Regional Social Capital? Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 2020, 17, 5257. https://0-doi-org.brum.beds.ac.uk/10.3390/ijerph17145257

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Biernat E, Nałęcz H, Skrok Ł, Majcherek D. Do Sports Clubs Contribute to the Accumulation of Regional Social Capital? International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health. 2020; 17(14):5257. https://0-doi-org.brum.beds.ac.uk/10.3390/ijerph17145257

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Biernat, Elżbieta, Hanna Nałęcz, Łukasz Skrok, and Dawid Majcherek. 2020. "Do Sports Clubs Contribute to the Accumulation of Regional Social Capital?" International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health 17, no. 14: 5257. https://0-doi-org.brum.beds.ac.uk/10.3390/ijerph17145257

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