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Childhood Sporting Activities and Adult Labour-Market Outcomes

Cabane, C., Clark, Andrew E. (2015) Childhood Sporting Activities and Adult Labour-Market Outcomes. Annals of Economics and Statistics, 119/20 . pp. 123-148. ISSN 2115-4430. (doi:10.15609/annaeconstat2009.119-120.123) (The full text of this publication is not currently available from this repository. You may be able to access a copy if URLs are provided)

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Abstract

It is well known that non-cognitive skills are an important determinant of success in life. However, there are difficulties in measuring both skills and returns, which has hampered empirical work. We here consider sports participation while at school as one way of improving or signalling the individual’s non-cognitive skills endowment. We use two waves of Add Health data to study how sports participation by schoolchildren translates into adult labour-market outcomes. 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 when adult. We take seriously the issue of the 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.

Item Type: Article
DOI/Identification number: 10.15609/annaeconstat2009.119-120.123
Uncontrolled keywords: Job quality, Sport, Non-cognitive skills
Subjects: H Social Sciences
Divisions: Faculties > Social Sciences > Kent Business School
Faculties > Social Sciences > Kent Business School > Industrial Relations/HRM
Depositing User: Andrew Clark
Date Deposited: 21 Sep 2018 10:54 UTC
Last Modified: 29 May 2019 21:10 UTC
Resource URI: https://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/69188 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
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