nep-spo New Economics Papers
on Sports and Economics
Issue of 2014‒10‒17
one paper chosen by
João Carlos Correia Leitão
Universidade da Beira Interior

  1. Physical activity of adults: A survey of correlates, determinants, and effects By Cabane, Charlotte; Lechner, Michael

  1. By: Cabane, Charlotte; Lechner, Michael
    Abstract: We survey the literature on the link of labour market related outcomes to individual physical activity and sports participation. The first part of the survey is devoted to the individual participation decision based and is based on papers from various disciplines. The second part summarizes parts of the epidemiological literature on health effects and the economic literature on the labour market effects as well as on the effects on well-being and social capital. Some¬what surprisingly, at least for studies in empirical economics, all the papers seem to agree that individual leisure sports participation and physical activity has positive effects for adults.
    Keywords: Physical activity, leisure time physical activity, sports participation, la¬bour market effects, unemployment, earnings
    JEL: I12 I18 J20 J30 J68 L83
    Date: 2014–08

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