Exit Discrimination in the NFL: A Duration Analysis of Career Length
AbstractUsing a panel study of annual NFL data (2000–2008) we test for exit discrimination on career length in the NFL. We focus on six positional groups: defensive backs, defensive linemen, linebackers, running backs, tight ends and wide receivers. We test for exit discrimination using both parametric and semi-parametric hazard models. In our analysis, in addition to race, we include performance variables to determine their importance in determining career length. Our analysis posits the question: Do team owners in the pursuit of championships keep talented players regardless of their race? Key Words:
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- Peter A. Groothuis & J. Richard Hill, 2004. "Exit Discrimination in the NBA: A Duration Analysis of Career Length," Economic Inquiry, Western Economic Association International, vol. 42(2), pages 341-349, April.
- J71 - Labor and Demographic Economics - - Labor Discrimination - - - Hiring and Firing
- J23 - Labor and Demographic Economics - - Demand and Supply of Labor - - - Labor Demand
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