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The impact of austerity on poverty and sport participation: mind the knowledge gap. / Haudenhuyse, Reinhard.

In: International Journal of Sport Policy and Politics, Vol. 10, No. 1, 02.01.2018, p. 203-213.

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Haudenhuyse, Reinhard. / The impact of austerity on poverty and sport participation: mind the knowledge gap. In: International Journal of Sport Policy and Politics. 2018 ; Vol. 10, No. 1. pp. 203-213.

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abstract = "This paper will try to address the question why, to this date, empiricallywe still know relatively little about the impact of austerity policies inrelation to sport (non-)participation of people living in poverty. It isreasonable to assume that austerity measures spanning over many lifeand policy domains, such as, housing, energy costs, transport, employment,healthcare, social welfare, childcare, education, pension, publicservices, sport provisions, etc., might have had an impact on the leisureparticipation opportunities and outcomes of people in poverty. However,such assumptions remain under-researched. I will put forward the followingpotential reasons for the current knowledge gap: (1) the conceptualbroadening and hollowing out of ‘poverty’; (2) the failure to situatesport participation within wider life and policy domains; (3) the difficultyto measure organised sport participation of people living in povertythrough existing sport participation surveys; (4) the acute lack of systematicproblem and policy analyses in terms of the impact of austeritymeasures on people living in poverty; and (5) the reluctance of sport andleisure academics to use critical political analyses of austerity policymeasures. We need to develop a better understanding of the impact ofausterity policies and a welfare state rollback on the general leisureopportunities and outcomes of people in poverty, to help inform policymakersabout the (unintended) outcomes of austerity policies on multiplelife domains, of which sport is just one of many.",
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