A review of the social impacts of culture and sport

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Davies L, Gilbertson J, Tayleur W, Taylor P, Wells P

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Department for Culture Media and Sport

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A systematic review of the current evidence base on the social impacts of sport and culture. Focused principally on four main types of social impact (i) improved health, (ii) reduced crime, (iii) increased social capital and (iv) improved education outcomes. In addition, links to subjective wellbeing are examined.

Evidence Type: Systematic Review

Main Focus: Community Development

Research Purpose: Discussion / Debate

Context: Community

Access Type: Free Download

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Taylor, P., Davies, L., Wells, P., Gilbertson, J., & Tayleur, W. (2015). A review of the social impacts of culture and sport. London: Department for Culture, Media and Sport.