Campus Units

Economics

Document Type

Article

Publication Version

Accepted Manuscript

Publication Date

8-20-2021

Journal or Book Title

Economics & Human Biology

First Page or Article ID Number

101053

DOI

10.1016/j.ehb.2021.101053

Abstract

Leisure consumption has been increasing in the United States since the 1960s. Over the same period, inactive lifestyles have contributed to adverse health outcomes. We propose a new way of categorizing leisure into groups based on the amount of physical exercise needed. Our results show that physically active leisure is a normal good whose demand rises with education and health, while physically passive leisure is an inferior good whose demand rises with lower education and poorer health. These patterns allow us to propose a taxonomy that categorizes various leisure activities into ‘Active’ and ‘Passive’ groups.

Comments

This is a manuscript of an article published as Roy, Soumyadip, and Peter F. Orazem. "Active Leisure, Passive Leisure and Health." Economics & Human Biology (2021): 101053. doi: 10.1016/j.ehb.2021.101053. Posted with permission.

Copyright Owner

Elsevier B.V.

Language

en

File Format

application/pdf

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