Methodological Issues in the Social Cost of Gambling Studies

  title={Methodological Issues in the Social Cost of Gambling Studies},
  author={Douglas M. Walker},
  journal={Journal of Gambling Studies},
The appropriate way to classify and measure the “social costs” of gambling is a very important, unresolved methodological issue that has been addressed by Collins and Lapsley (2000); Thompson, Gazel, and Rickman (1999); and Walker and Barnett (1999), among others. What should be included and excluded from social cost studies continues to be a controversial issue, as illustrated in the literature and recent conferences. This paper is an attempt to explain the “economics” conception of social… CONTINUE READING

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