After the Siren: The Community Benefits of Indigenous Participation in Australian Rules Football

Dockery, A. M. and Gorman, S. (2017), After the siren: the community benefits of Indigenous participation in Australian Rules Football, Bankwest Curtin Economics Centre, September. ISBN: 978-1-9250836-44

BCEC RESEARCH REPORT NO. 5/17

94 Pages Posted: 15 Apr 2019

See all articles by Alfred Michael Dockery

Alfred Michael Dockery

Curtin University - School of Economics and Finance; Curtin University - Centre for Research in Applied Economics; Bankwest Curtin Economics Centre

Sean Gorman

affiliation not provided to SSRN

Date Written: September 1, 2017

Abstract

This BCEC Feature report highlights the individual wellbeing and community benefits of Indigenous Australians’ participation in Australian Rules Football. After the Siren identifies the factors that can impact the likelihood of an Indigenous person playing the sport, with housing status and family composition having noticeable impacts. The report finds links between AFL participation and improved physical health and mental wellbeing, and stronger social connectedness.

Keywords: Indigenous, sport, football, health, wellbeing, community, Australia

JEL Classification: I12, Z20, Z13

Suggested Citation

Dockery, Alfred Michael and Gorman, Sean, After the Siren: The Community Benefits of Indigenous Participation in Australian Rules Football (September 1, 2017). Dockery, A. M. and Gorman, S. (2017), After the siren: the community benefits of Indigenous participation in Australian Rules Football, Bankwest Curtin Economics Centre, September. ISBN: 978-1-9250836-44. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3355520 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.3355520

Alfred Michael Dockery (Contact Author)

Curtin University - School of Economics and Finance ( email )

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Curtin University - Centre for Research in Applied Economics ( email )

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Bankwest Curtin Economics Centre ( email )

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Sean Gorman

affiliation not provided to SSRN

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