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Title: Is football an indicator of development at the international level?
Author: Gásquez, Robert
Royuela Mora, Vicente
Keywords: Futbol
Indicadors econòmics
Indicadors socials
Producte interior brut
Moviments de massa
Economic indicators
Social indicators
Gross domestic product
Issue Date: Jul-2014
Publisher: Springer Verlag
Abstract: The aim of this paper is to examine whether football can be considered an indicator of development at the international level. An empirical econometric model is designed in order to analyse development in terms of GDP per capita as well as in terms of the Human Development Index. Cross-sectional and time-series information are used. The results suggest that FIFA rankings of national teams can be used to complement our understanding of multidimensional development, in particular, in those countries where the availability of information is not as good as researchers would like.
Note: Versió postprint del document publicat a: 10.1007/s11205-013-0368-x
It is part of: Social Indicators Research, 2014, vol. 117, num. 3, p. 827-848
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ISSN: 0303-8300
Appears in Collections:Articles publicats en revistes (Econometria, Estadística i Economia Aplicada)

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