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Sectoral labour market effects of the 2006 FIFA World Cup

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  • Feddersen, Arne
  • Maennig, Wolfgang

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Using the case of the 2006 FIFA World Cup, this study is the first to test the employment effects of a mega-sporting event on the basis of data that combines both regional and sectoral data. It is also the first study of sporting events to use a semi-parametric test method. Earlier studies on the World Cup could hardly identify any employment effects. In contrast, we find a small but significant positive employment effect on the hospitality sector.

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Article provided by Elsevier in its journal Labour Economics.

Volume (Year): 19 (2012)
Issue (Month): 6 ()
Pages: 860-869

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Keywords: FIFA World Cup; Economic impact; Ex-post analysis; Sectoral employment;

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