Career Duration a Competitive Environment: The Labor Market for Soccer Players in Germany
Using detailed information on every single player who appeared in at least one match in the history of the first division in German soccer between 1963/64 and 2002/03 we study the determinants of individual career duration. Although team characteristics and changes in the institutional environment have a statistically significant impact, it is the players’ individual performance that counts: Player age, number of matches played, goals scored as well as player position have a significant impact on the individual’s probability of being terminated.
Volume (Year): 33 (2007)
Issue (Month): 3 (Summer)
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