The growing social importance of sport is creating a greater need for up-to-date and detailed data. How many people take part in sport? Are there areas where people lag behind? How much money is involved in sport? Does a low income present an obstacle to participation? Who watches sport? How much physical education do schools provide? And does making more money available for top-class sport produce better results?
Report on Sport
At the request of the Sports Directorate at the Ministry of Health, Weather and Sport, SCP developed a Report on Sport (Rapportage sport) in 2001. The Report is produced as a collaborative venture between several institutes involved in research in the field of sport.
SCP uses several databases for its sports research, each with its own characteristics. The Report on Sport presents a description of each of these databases.
SCP compiles the Report on Sport in collaboration with:
W.J.H. Mulier Institute: a centre for social scientific sports research. The Institute carries out research, evaluates and produces recommendations for public authorities and sports organisations. It plays a pivotal role in the building, synthesis and transfer of knowledge in relation to sport, both for policymakers and scientists.
TNO: the Quality of Life division carries out research among other things on the exercise patterns of the Dutch and the incidence of sports injuries.
CBS (Statistics Netherlands) carries out research on sports facilities. The most up-to-date information on swimming pools, sports halls, water sports facilities and outdoor sports facilities can be found via CBS StatLine .
Other institutes which carry out research on sport include Utrecht University (Public Administration and Management Science), Tilburg University, Groningen University, VU University Amsterdam and the University of Amsterdam.
Research at SCP
Research on sport is carried out by the Care, Emancipation and Time Use research sector. You will find information here on recent projects and publications.