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Can sport really help to meet the Millennium Development Goals? Evidence from children in Peru

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posted on 08.07.2016, 13:40 by Tim Pawlowski, Ute Schuttoff, Paul Downward, Michael Lechner
In contrast to the popular policy claim that sport might serve as vehicle to meet the Millennium Development Goals, empirical evidence based on large-scale survey data is largely missing. We use panel data based on a cohort of children and employ propensity score matching to identify the effects of sports participation on child development in Peru. Our findings suggest that participation in a sports group has positive impacts on subjective health and a measure of social capital. However, and in contrast to developed countries, we find no statistically significant effects on well-being and human capital formation.

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  • Sport, Exercise and Health Sciences

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Journal of Sports Economics

Citation

PAWLOWSKI, T. ... et al, 2016. Can sport really help to meet the Millennium Development Goals? Evidence from children in Peru. Journal of Sports Economics, 19 (4), pp.498-521.

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Sage Publications / © The Authors

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This work is made available according to the conditions of the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International (CC BY-NC-ND 4.0) licence. Full details of this licence are available at: https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0/

Acceptance date

17/06/2016

Publication date

2016-08-18

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This paper was accepted for publication in the Journal of Sports Economics. The definitive version is available at: http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/1527002516661601

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1527-0025

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en

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