Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/96770
Authors: 
Grove, Wayne A.
Jetter, Michael
Year of Publication: 
2014
Series/Report no.: 
IZA Discussion Paper 8103
Abstract: 
We estimate the relationship between international youth and professional tennis rankings. We find no difference between the predictiveness of rankings from age 14 & Under versus age 16 & Under competitions. The most persistent predictor of professional success is beating older top ranked juniors. Our results reveal stark gender differences. For example, ordinal junior rankings are more strongly associated with professional success for males than for females. In addition, future tennis stars are better signaled by U14 competition outcomes for females, but by U16 results for males.
Subjects: 
productivity measures
labor supply
career outcomes
tennis
JEL: 
D82
D91
J16
J22
J24
Document Type: 
Working Paper

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