Is Soccer Good for You? The Motivational Impact of Big Sporting Events on the Unemployed
AbstractWe examine the effect of salient international soccer tournaments on the motivation of unemployed individuals to search for employment using the German Socio Economic Panel 1984-2010. Exploiting the random scheduling of survey interviews, we find significant effects on motivational variables such as the intention to work or the reservation wage. Furthermore, the sporting events increase perceived health as well as worries about the general economic situation.
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Length: 18 pages
Date of creation: Jan 2014
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Publication status: published in: Economics Letters, 2014, 123 (1), 66-69
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- Doerrenberg, Philipp & Siegloch, Sebastian, 2014. "Is soccer good for you? The motivational impact of big sporting events on the unemployed," Economics Letters, Elsevier, vol. 123(1), pages 66-69.
- D8 - Microeconomics - - Information, Knowledge, and Uncertainty
- J2 - Labor and Demographic Economics - - Demand and Supply of Labor
- J6 - Labor and Demographic Economics - - Mobility, Unemployment, Vacancies, and Immigrant Workers
This paper has been announced in the following NEP Reports:
- NEP-ALL-2014-01-24 (All new papers)
- NEP-HAP-2014-01-24 (Economics of Happiness)
- NEP-SPO-2014-01-24 (Sports & Economics)
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