Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/89725
Authors: 
Lechner, Michael
Downward, Paul
Year of Publication: 
2013
Series/Report no.: 
CESifo Working Paper 4434
Abstract: 
Based on a unique composite dataset measuring heterogeneous sports participation, labour market outcomes and local facilities provision, this paper examines for the first time the association between different types of sports participation on employment and earnings in England. Clear associations between labour market outcomes and sports participation are established through matching estimation whilst controlling for some important confounding factors. The results suggest a link between different types of sports participation to initial access to employment and then higher income opportunities with ageing. However, these vary between the genders and across sports. Specifically, the results suggest that team sports contribute most to employability, but that this varies by age across genders and that outdoor activities contribute most towards higher incomes.
Subjects: 
sports participation
human capital
labour market
matching estimation
JEL: 
I12
I18
J24
L83
C21
Document Type: 
Working Paper

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