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Sport and poverty

Power, Anne (2016) Sport and poverty. Child Poverty Action Group Journal (154). pp. 10-13. ISSN 0032-5856

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Living in a disadvantaged area hampers young people’s development: area-based deprivation is strongly related to higher crime, poorer educational achievement, health problems and high levels of disability. These factors have a knock-on effect on the local environment and community spirit, with residents in poor areas experiencing roughly four times more social and environmental problems than residents in more affluent areas. Sport and outdoor physical activity can have a positive impact on young people’s lives, yet youngsters living in disadvantaged areas face many barriers to participation. Anne Power and her team talked to young people and their parents to find out more.

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Additional Information: © CPAG 2016
Divisions: STICERD
Centre for Analysis of Social Exclusion
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HN Social history and conditions. Social problems. Social reform
Sets: Research centres and groups > Suntory and Toyota International Centres for Economics and Related Disciplines (STICERD)
Research centres and groups > Centre for Analysis of Social Exclusion (CASE)
Date Deposited: 22 Sep 2016 12:01
Last Modified: 27 Sep 2020 00:01

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