Do Sporty People Have Access to Higher Job Quality?
AbstractVery little attention has been paid to the impact of sports participation on the labour market in the European academic literature while it has received significant recognition in the United States. We consider sports practice as a way to improve or signal non-cognitive skills endowment. And it is known that non-cognitive skills are an important determinant of success in life. Therefore we decided to analyse its impact on the access to employment in Germany. We test the hypothesis that sporty people –ceteris paribus– have access to higher quality of job thanks to the non-cognitive skills they have or they are supposed to have. Using objective measures of job quality, we demonstrate that being sporty does matter and that its effect cannot be award to any other extracurricular activities.
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Bibliographic InfoPaper provided by DIW Berlin, The German Socio-Economic Panel (SOEP) in its series SOEPpapers on Multidisciplinary Panel Data Research with number 308.
Length: 28 p.
Date of creation: 2010
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Job quality; Sport; Non-cognitive skills;
Other versions of this item:
- Charlotte Cabane, 2010. "Do sporty people have access to higher job quality ?," Documents de travail du Centre d'Economie de la Sorbonne 10029, Université Panthéon-Sorbonne (Paris 1), Centre d'Economie de la Sorbonne.
- Charlotte Cabane, 2010. "Do sporty people have access to higher job quality ?," UniversitÃ© Paris1 PanthÃ©on-Sorbonne (Post-Print and Working Papers) halshs-00476028, HAL.
- J24 - Labor and Demographic Economics - - Demand and Supply of Labor - - - Human Capital; Skills; Occupational Choice; Labor Productivity
- J28 - Labor and Demographic Economics - - Demand and Supply of Labor - - - Safety; Job Satisfaction; Related Public Policy
- L83 - Industrial Organization - - Industry Studies: Services - - - Sports; Gambling; Recreation; Tourism
- I2 - Health, Education, and Welfare - - Education
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