Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/125352
Authors: 
Lechner, Michael
Year of Publication: 
2015
Citation: 
[Journal:] IZA World of Labor [ISSN:] 2054-9571 [Year:] 2015 [Issue:] 126
Abstract: 
A productive workforce is a key objective of public economic policy. Recent empirical work suggests that increasing individual participation in sports and exercise can be a major force for achieving this goal. The productivity gains and related increase in earnings come on top of the already well-documented public health effects that have so far provided the rationale for the major national and international campaigns to increase individual physical activity. The deciding issue for government policy is whether there are externalities, information asymmetries, or other reasons that lead individuals to decide on activity levels that are too low from a broader social perspective.
Subjects: 
human capital
earnings
public health
JEL: 
I12
I18
J24
L83
Persistent Identifier of the first edition: 
Document Type: 
Article

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