The closer the sportier? Children's sport activity and their distance to sport facilities
AbstractWe investigate whether the distance between the next sport facilities and children's homes matter for their sports activities inside and outside of sport clubs. Our analysis is based on a large and informative cross-section of individual data of children and their families, the so-called KIGGS data. We use a semiparametric econometric method to investigate this relationship empirically. Our results suggest that while the distance does not matter in larger towns and cities, it does matter in smaller towns and in particular on the countryside.
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Bibliographic InfoPaper provided by University of St. Gallen, School of Economics and Political Science in its series Economics Working Paper Series with number 1104.
Length: 35 pages
Date of creation: Feb 2011
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Sport activities of children; KIGGS data; propensity score matching methods.;
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This paper has been announced in the following NEP Reports:
- NEP-ALL-2011-04-02 (All new papers)
- NEP-SPO-2011-04-02 (Sports & Economics)
- NEP-URE-2011-04-02 (Urban & Real Estate Economics)
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