Can Sport Really Help Meet the Millennium Development Goals? Evidence from Children in Peru

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Abstract

In contrast to the popular policy claim that sport might serve as vehicle to meet the Millennium Development Goals, empirical evidence based on large-scale survey data is largely missing. We use panel data based on a cohort of children and employ propensity score matching to identify the effects of sports participation on child development in Peru. Our findings suggest that participation in a sports group has positive impacts on subjective health and a measure of social capital. However, and in contrast to developed countries, we find no statistically significant effects on well-being and human capital formation.

Authors Pawlowski, Tim; Schüttoff, Ute; Downward, Paul & Lechner, Michael
Journal or Publication Title Journal of Sports Economics
Language English
Subjects economics
HSG Classification contribution to scientific community
HSG Profile Area SEPS - Economic Policy
Date 2018
Publisher Sage
Place of Publication Thousand Oaks, Calif.
Volume 19
Number 4
Page Range 1-24
ISSN 1527-0025
ISSN-Digital 1552-7794
Publisher DOI 10.1177/1527002516661601
Depositing User Caroline Ubieto
Date Deposited 11 Oct 2016 15:53
Last Modified 20 Jul 2018 13:10
URI: https://www.alexandria.unisg.ch/publications/249390

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Pawlowski, Tim; Schüttoff, Ute; Downward, Paul & Lechner, Michael (2018) Can Sport Really Help Meet the Millennium Development Goals? Evidence from Children in Peru. Journal of Sports Economics, 19 (4). 1-24. ISSN 1527-0025

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