Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/236479
Authors: 
Fumarco, Luca
Principe, Francesco
Year of Publication: 
2021
Series/Report no.: 
IZA Discussion Papers No. 14448
Publisher: 
Institute of Labor Economics (IZA), Bonn
Abstract: 
Does national team performance boost birth rates? We compiled a unique dataset combining country-level monthly birth rates for 50 European countries, along 56 years, with measures of national teams' performance in 27 international football events. We find that an increase in national teams' performance in international cups is associated with a drop in birth rates nine months after the event. We hypothesize that these results might be explained by individuals' time allocation choices.
Subjects: 
football
sporting events
time allocation
birth rates
fertility
JEL: 
I10
J10
J11
J13
Document Type: 
Working Paper

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