Sports and Child Development

Item Type Journal paper
Abstract The role of curricular activities for the formation of education, health and behavioural out- comes has been widely studied. Yet, the role of extra-curricular activities has received little attention. This study analyzes the effect of participation in sports clubs—one of the most popular extra-curricular activities among children. We use alternative datasets and flexible semi-parametric estimation methods with a specific way to use the panel dimension of the data to address selection into sports. We find positive and robust effects on children’s school performance and peer relations. Crowding out of passive leisure activities can par- tially explain the effects.
Authors Felfe, Christina; Lechner, Michael & Steinmayr, Andreas
Journal or Publication Title PLOS ONE
Language English
Subjects economics
HSG Classification contribution to scientific community
HSG Profile Area SEPS - Economic Policy
Refereed Yes
Date May 2016
Publisher PLOS
Series Name CEPR DP
Volume 11
Number 5
Page Range 1-23
Number of Pages 23
ISSN 1932-6203
Publisher DOI
Depositing User Andreas Steinmayr
Date Deposited 10 Aug 2011 14:41
Last Modified 20 Jul 2022 17:06


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Felfe, Christina; Lechner, Michael & Steinmayr, Andreas (2016) Sports and Child Development. PLOS ONE, 11 (5). 1-23. ISSN 1932-6203

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