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The impact of physical activity on employment

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  • Kavetsos, Georgios

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Using cross-sectional data from 25 European countries this study estimates the probability of an individual being employed controlling for his/her participation and frequency of participation in physical activity. Accounting for endogeneity, the regional prevalence of physical activity calculated from the sample is used as an instrument for individual participation suggesting a causal effect of physical activity on employment, especially for males.

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Article provided by Elsevier in its journal Journal of Behavioral and Experimental Economics (formerly The Journal of Socio-Economics).

Volume (Year): 40 (2011)
Issue (Month): 6 ()
Pages: 775-779

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Handle: RePEc:eee:soceco:v:40:y:2011:i:6:p:775-779

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Keywords: Employment; Physical activity; Sports participation; Social norm;

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  1. Lechner, Michael & Sari, Nazmi, 2014. "Labor market effects of sports and exercise: Evidence from Canadian panel data," CEPR Discussion Papers 9851, C.E.P.R. Discussion Papers.

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