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Unemployment Duration and Sport Participation

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  • Charlotte Cabane

    () (CES - Centre d'économie de la Sorbonne - UP1 - Université Panthéon-Sorbonne - CNRS - Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique, SEW-HSG - University of St. Gallen)

Abstract

In this study we use the German Socio-Economic Panel to evaluate the impact of leisure sport participation on the unemployment duration. The empirical literature on sport participation has focused on labour market outcomes and job quality while the impact of this activity on job search has not been studied. However, sports participation fosters socialization which, through the networking effect, accelerates the exit from unemployment to employment. Furthermore, sporty people are expected to have valuable non-cognitive skills (self-confidence, persistence, team spirit). Last, they are healthier. These hypotheses are tested using survival analysis and taking into account unobservable heterogeneity. Because other activities could lead to similar positive effects we compare them to sporting activities and still find relevant results.

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  • Charlotte Cabane, 2013. "Unemployment Duration and Sport Participation," Université Paris1 Panthéon-Sorbonne (Post-Print and Working Papers) halshs-00639307, HAL.
  • Handle: RePEc:hal:cesptp:halshs-00639307
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    1. Cabane Charlotte & Lechner Michael, 2015. "Physical Activity of Adults: A Survey of Correlates, Determinants, and Effects," Journal of Economics and Statistics (Jahrbuecher fuer Nationaloekonomie und Statistik), De Gruyter, vol. 235(4-5), pages 376-402, August.
    2. Michael Lechner, 2015. "Sports, exercise, and labor market outcomes," IZA World of Labor, Institute for the Study of Labor (IZA), pages 126-126, February.

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    durée du chômage; compétences non-cognitives; unemployment duration; non-cognitive skills; sport;

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    • L83 - Industrial Organization - - Industry Studies: Services - - - Sports; Gambling; Restaurants; Recreation; Tourism

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