Labour market effects of sports and exercise: : Evidence from Canadian panel data

Item Type Journal paper

Based on the Canadian National Population Health Survey we estimate the effects of individual sports and exercise on individual labor market outcomes. The data covers the period from 1994 to 2008. It is longitudinal and rich in life-style, health, and physical activity information. Exploiting these features of the data allows for a credible identification of the effects as well as for estimating dose-response relationships. Generally, we find positive long-run income effects. However, an activity level above the current recommendation of the WHO for minimum physical activity is required to reap the long-run benefits.

Authors Lechner, Michael & Sari, Nazmi
Journal or Publication Title Labour Economics
Language English
Keywords Physical activity; Canadian National Population Health Survey; Individual sport participation; Human capital; Labor market; Matching estimation
Subjects economics
HSG Classification contribution to scientific community
Refereed Yes
Date 1 August 2015
Publisher Elsevier
Place of Publication Amsterdam
Volume 35
Page Range 1-15
Number of Pages 15
ISSN 0927-5371
ISSN-Digital 1879-1034
Publisher DOI 10.1016/j.labeco.2015.04.001
Depositing User Caroline Ubieto
Date Deposited 16 Oct 2015 14:17
Last Modified 05 Apr 2020 00:23


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Lechner, Michael & Sari, Nazmi (2015) Labour market effects of sports and exercise: : Evidence from Canadian panel data. Labour Economics, 35 1-15. ISSN 0927-5371

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