Childhood Sporting Activities and Adult Labour-Market Outcomes
AbstractIt is well known that non-cognitive skills are an important determinant of success in life. However, their returns are not simple to measure and, as a result, relatively few studies have dealt with this empirical question. We consider sports participation while at school as one way of improving or signalling the individual's non-cognitive skills endowment. We use four waves of Add Health data to study how sports participation by schoolchildren translates into labour-market success. We specifically test the hypotheses that participation in different types of sports at school leads to, ceteris paribus, very different types of jobs and labour-market insertion in general when adult. We take seriously the issue of endogeneity of sporting activities in order to tease out a causal relationship between childhood sporting activity and adult labour market success. As such, we contribute to the literature on the returns to non-cognitive skills.
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Job quality; sport; non-cognitivr skills.;
Other versions of this item:
- Charlotte Cabane & Andrew Clark, 2011. "Childhood sporting activities and adult labour-market outcomes," Documents de travail du Centre d'Economie de la Sorbonne 11052, Université Panthéon-Sorbonne (Paris 1), Centre d'Economie de la Sorbonne.
- 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
This paper has been announced in the following NEP Reports:
- NEP-ALL-2011-11-21 (All new papers)
- NEP-HRM-2011-11-21 (Human Capital & Human Resource Management)
- NEP-LAB-2011-11-21 (Labour Economics)
- NEP-SPO-2011-11-21 (Sports & Economics)
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