Socio-economic impacts of gambling: Developing a methodology for assessing the socio-economic impacts of gambling in New Zealand

Abstract

The aim of this project was to develop a methodology for measuring the socioeconomic impacts of gambling in New Zealand. Funding was provided as part of the Problem Gambling Research Initiative (a collaboration between the Problem Gambling Committee and the Health Research Council of New Zealand). The project components were: A review of the available literature about methodologies and approaches used for measuring the social and economic impacts of gambling, including economists' cost benefit analysis (CBA); Data collection with various stakeholders from the gambling industry, people who participated in gambling, and those affected by the gambling of others to provide insights into the nature and range of gambling impacts within New Zealand; Development and piloting of a quantitative data collection instrument to assess the social and economic impacts of gambling in New Zealand.

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