nep-spo New Economics Papers
on Sports and Economics
Issue of 2015‒05‒02
two papers chosen by
João Carlos Correia Leitão
Universidade da Beira Interior

  1. Mozart or Pelé? The Effects of Teenagers' Participation in Music and Sports By Cabane, Charlotte; Hille, Adrian; Lechner, Michael
  2. Green Game and Societal Sustenance: A Case of London Olympic 2012 By Dongre, Anil

  1. By: Cabane, Charlotte (University of St. Gallen); Hille, Adrian (DIW Berlin); Lechner, Michael (University of St. Gallen)
    Abstract: Using data from the German Socio-Economic Panel, this paper analyses the effects of spending part of adolescents' leisure time on playing music or doing sports, or both. We find that while playing music fosters educational outcomes compared to doing sports, particularly so for girls and children from more highly educated families, doing sports improves subjective health. For educational outcomes, doing both activities appeared to be most successful. The results are subjected to an extensive robustness analysis including instrumental variable estimation and a formal sensitivity analysis of the identifying assumptions, which does not reveal any serious problems.
    Keywords: child development, leisure time activities, matching estimation, SOEP
    JEL: I12 I18 J24 L83 C21
    Date: 2015–04
  2. By: Dongre, Anil
    Abstract: Sustainability through environmental protection and fostering social development is essential ingredient for survival of mankind across the nation, as human society is facing extraordinary growth on all facades of life. The development that have been made life of human being very smooth but it poses threat to environment in terms of biodiversity destruction, atmospheric and other ecosystem impurity. For having continuity of survival of humane species, it is indispensable to protect our environment through any activity and even through sport and London Olympic 2012 is one such trend setter event. Thus this research paper study how London Olympic 2012 plan for sustainability throughout game and to create legacy for its society, through tackling climate change and managing waste efficiently, encouraging biodiversity, setting new standards for the sustainable development of infrastructure and creating facilities, transport used for the games and construction of the venues.
    Keywords: Sustainability, Environmental Protection, Olympic Game, Biodiversity, Healthy Leaving
    JEL: L83 Q56 Q57
    Date: 2015

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