Participation, expenditure and regressivity in the Irish lottery: evidence from Irish household budget survey 2004-05

Show simple item record Crowley, Frank Eakins, John Jordan, Declan 2012-11-15T16:24:41Z 2012-11-15T16:24:41Z 2012 2012-08
dc.identifier.citation Crowley, F., Eakins, J., Jordan, D. (2012) 'Participation, Expenditure and Regressivity in the Irish Lottery: Evidence from Irish Household Budget Survey 2004-05'. Economic and Social Review, 43 (2):199-225. en
dc.identifier.volume 43 en
dc.identifier.issued 2 en
dc.identifier.startpage 199 en
dc.identifier.endpage 225 en
dc.identifier.issn 1933-9038
dc.identifier.issn 1932-9075
dc.description.abstract This paper estimates, using the most recent Irish Household Budget Survey of 2004/2005, a double hurdle model to determine the socio-economic and socio-demographic factors affecting participation and expenditure of Irish households on the national lottery. Of particular interest is the effect of income on the decisions of how much participants spend on the lottery. The paper also determines the extent to which the tax inherent in lottery purchases is regressive in its incidence on purchasers. It is found that gender, social class, marital status, the presence of children in the home and household size significantly effects lottery participation.  Lottery expenditures are affected by income, location of the household, gender, age, education, social class and whether the household has positive betting expenditures. Furthermore, there is evidence that the implicit lottery tax is regressive and that the allocation of lottery proceeds does not compensate for this regressivity. en
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dc.publisher Economic and Social Studies Dublin en
dc.rights Economic and Social Review retains rights to the original journal article in all media. en
dc.subject Irish Household Budget Survey en
dc.subject Irish national lottery en
dc.subject Lottery expenditures en
dc.title Participation, expenditure and regressivity in the Irish lottery: evidence from Irish household budget survey 2004-05 en
dc.type Article (peer-reviewed) en
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dc.internal.authorcontactother Declan Jordan, Economics, University College Cork, Cork, Ireland. +353-21-490-3000 Email: en
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dc.identifier.journaltitle Economic and Social Review en
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