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Childhood Sporting Activities and Adult Labour-Market Outcomes

Charlotte Cabane and Andrew E. Clark
Annals of Economics and Statistics
No. 119/120, SPECIAL ISSUE ON HEALTH AND LABOUR ECONOMICS (December 2015), pp. 123-148
Published by: GENES on behalf of ADRES
DOI: 10.15609/annaeconstat2009.119-120.123
Stable URL: http://www.jstor.org/stable/10.15609/annaeconstat2009.119-120.123
Page Count: 26
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Childhood Sporting Activities and Adult Labour-Market Outcomes
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Abstract

We here ask whether childhood sport participation is positively correlated with adult labour-market outcomes. There are many potential channels for this effect, although, as usual, identifying a causal relationship is difficult. We appeal to two widely-separated waves of Add Health data to map out the correlation between childhood sports and a number of adult labour-market outcomes. We show that different types of childhood sports are associated with both managerial responsibilities and autonomy at work when adult. We take the endogeneity of sport seriously, and appeal to a variety of techniques, including the use of data on siblings, in order to obtain estimates that are as close to unbiased as possible. Last, we compare the effect of sporting activities to that of other leisure activities. JEL: J24, J13, L83, I2. / KEY WORDS: Job Characteristics, Education, Sport, School.

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