Introduction to GBA+

Youth fitness case study

Factor 4: GBA+ / Income

How do Jean-Philippe and Meera fit into the picture?

How does family income affect Jean-Philippe and Meera with respect to participation in sports? Jean-Philippe comes from a middle-income family. He is more likely to participate in sports given his gender, his age and his family’s income.

Meera has two younger brothers and her family is in a lower-income bracket. Her involvement in sports has been negatively influenced by her gender, her age, and her family’s income.

When considering gender, age and income, you might add the following strategy:

  • Support, in collaboration with other levels of government and local partners, in the delivery of subsidized community-based sport programs to benefit children from lower-income families.