'Vol leven en beweging'. Sport- en bewegingsgedrag van jongeren, 1975-1995


  • Poel,Hugo van der
  • Raaijmakers,Stephan




In the nineties, the level of participation in sports and physical activities by Dutch teenagers and young adults became a subject of growing political concern. Policy-makers started various projects aimed at increasing youngsters' levels of physical activity. This article addresses the question of whether there has been a decrease in participation in sports and physical activities by young people in the 12-29 year age group. Within this framework, data of the national Time Budget Survey are analyzed, covering the period 1975-1995. No indication is found that, during the last few decades, young people have abandoned sport at an earlier age (i.e. 14-15), nor has the level of physical activities declined. Sport-participation even proves to have increased during the observed period. [ABSTRACT FROM AUTHOR]; Copyright of Mens en Maatschappij is the property of Amsterdam University Press and its content may not be copied or emailed to multiple sites or posted to a listserv without the copyright holder's express written permission. However, users may print, download, or email articles for individual use. This abstract may be abridged. No warranty is given about the accuracy of the copy. Users should refer to the original published version of the material for the full abstract. (Copyright applies to all Abstracts.)

Biografieën auteurs

Poel,Hugo van der