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Heterogeneous sports participation and labour market outcomes in England
journal contributionposted on 2016-06-20, 09:59 authored by Michael Lechner, Paul DownwardPaul Downward
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 and employment and earnings in England. Clear asso-ciations between labour market outcomes and sports participation are established through matching estimation whilst controlling for some important confounding factors. The results, which are supple-mented and supported by a formal sensitivity analysis, suggest a link between different types of sports participation to initial access to employment and then higher income opportunities with ageing. How-ever, 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.
- Sport, Exercise and Health Sciences
Published inApplied Economics
Pages335 - 348
CitationLECHNER, M. and DOWNWARD, P., 2017. Heterogeneous sports participation and labour market outcomes in England. Applied Economics, 49 (4), pp. 335-348.
Publisher© Taylor & Francis
- AM (Accepted Manuscript)
Publisher statementThis 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/
NotesThis is an Accepted Manuscript of an article published by Taylor & Francis in Applied Economics on 7 July 2016, available online: http://www.tandfonline.com/10.1080/00036846.2016.1197369.