The impact of socio‐economic factors on gambling expenditure

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Layton, Allan and Worthington, Andrew. 1999. "The impact of socio‐economic factors on gambling expenditure ." International Journal of Social Economics. 26 (1-3), pp. 430-440. https://doi.org/10.1108/03068299910230035
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The impact of socio‐economic factors on gambling expenditure

ERA Journal ID18391
Article CategoryArticle
AuthorsLayton, Allan and Worthington, Andrew
Journal TitleInternational Journal of Social Economics
Journal Citation26 (1-3), pp. 430-440
Number of Pages11
Year1999
PublisherEmerald
Place of PublicationUnited Kingdom
ISSN0306-8293
1758-6712
Digital Object Identifier (DOI)https://doi.org/10.1108/03068299910230035
Web Address (URL)https://www.emerald.com/insight/content/doi/10.1108/03068299910230035/full/html
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.

KeywordsAustralia; Gambling; Social economics
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