Sports and Child Development

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Abstract

Despite the relevance of cognitive and non-cognitive skills for professional success, their formation is not yet fully understood. This study fills part of this gap by analyzing the role of sports club participation, one of the most popular extra-curricular activities, on children's skill development. Our results indicate positive effects: school performance improves by 0.20 standard deviations and overall non-cognitive skills by 0.09 standard deviations. The results are robust when using alternative datasets as well as alternative estimation and identification strategies. The effects can be partially explained by increased physical activities replacing passive leisure activities.

Authors Felfe, Christina; Lechner, Michael & Steinmayr, Andreas
Journal or Publication Title PLOS ONE
Language English
Keywords Skill formation, non-cognitive skills, physical activity, semi-parametric estimation
Subjects economics
HSG Classification contribution to scientific community
HSG Profile Area SEPS - Economic Policy
Refereed No
Date 11 December 2013
Series Name CEPR DP
Number 8523
Page Range 1-41
Number of Pages 41
Depositing User Andreas Steinmayr
Date Deposited 10 Aug 2011 14:41
Last Modified 05 Apr 2020 00:21
URI: https://www.alexandria.unisg.ch/publications/184014

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Felfe, Christina; Lechner, Michael & Steinmayr, Andreas (2013) Sports and Child Development. PLOS ONE, (8523). 1-41.

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