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The impact of socio-economic factors on gambling expenditure

Layton, Allan P. & Worthington, Andrew C. (1999) The impact of socio-economic factors on gambling expenditure. International Journal of Social Economics, 26(1-3), pp. 430-440.

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Abstract

This paper examines the socio-economic determinants of gambling expenditure on lotteries, Lotto and Instant Lotto, TAB/on-course betting, poker machines and casino-type games. Using a sample of 8,389 Australian households in 1993-1994, the impact of income source and level, sex, age, ethnicity, occupational status and family composition on the decision to gamble is assessed. The results indicate that these variables exert a significant influence on the probability of households gambling. Furthermore, the effect of these same variables is likely to vary across the large range of gambling products currently available.

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ID Code: 2795
Item Type: Journal Article
Keywords: Gambling, taxation incidence, regressivity, income elasticity
DOI: 10.1108/03068299910230035
ISSN: 0306-8293
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > ECONOMICS (140000) > APPLIED ECONOMICS (140200) > Public Economics- Taxation and Revenue (140215)
Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > STUDIES IN HUMAN SOCIETY (160000) > POLICY AND ADMINISTRATION (160500) > Public Policy (160510)
Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > ECONOMICS (140000) > APPLIED ECONOMICS (140200) > Applied Economics not elsewhere classified (140299)
Divisions: Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > QUT Business School
Copyright Owner: Copyright 1999 Emerald
Copyright Statement: Reproduced in accordance with the copyright policy of the publisher.
Deposited On: 06 Dec 2005
Last Modified: 05 Jan 2011 23:26

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