Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/93319
Authors: 
Lechner, Michael
Sari, Nazmi
Year of Publication: 
2014
Series/Report no.: 
IZA Discussion Paper 7931
Abstract: 
Based on the Canadian National Population Health Survey we estimate the effects of individual sports and exercise on individual labor market outcomes. The data covers the period from 1994 to 2008. It is longitudinal and rich in life-style, health, and physical activity information. Exploiting these features of the data allows for a credible identification of the effects as well as for estimating dose-response relationships. Generally, we confirm previous findings of positive long-run income effects. However, an activity level above the current recommendation of the WHO for minimum physical activity is required to reap in the long-run benefits.
Subjects: 
physical activity
Canadian National Population Health Survey
individual sports participation
human capital
labor market
matching estimation
JEL: 
I12
I18
J24
L83
C21
Document Type: 
Working Paper

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