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Jahrbücher für Nationalökonomie und Statistik

Journal of Economics and Statistics

Editor-in-Chief: Winker, Peter

Ed. by Büttner, Thiess / Riphahn, Regina / Smolny, Werner / Wagner, Joachim

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Volume 235, Issue 4-5

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Physical Activity of Adults: A Survey of Correlates, Determinants, and Effects

Ph.D., Assistant Professor Charlotte Cabane
  • Universität Sankt Gallen, Swiss Institute for Empirical Economic Research (SEW), Varnbüelstrasse 14, 9000 Sankt Gallen, Switzerland
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Published Online: 2016-03-16 | DOI: https://doi.org/10.1515/jbnst-2015-4-504

Summary

We survey the literature on the link of labour market related outcomes to individual physical activity and sports participation. The first part of the survey is devoted to the individual participation decision and is based on papers from various disciplines. The second part summarises parts of the epidemiological literature on health effects and the economic literature on the labour market effects as well as on the effects on well-being and social capital. Somewhat surprisingly, at least for studies in empirical economics, all the papers seem to agree that individual leisure sports participation and physical activity has positive effects for adults.

Keywords: Physical activity; leisure time physical activity; sports participation; labour market effects; unemployment; earnings

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Published Online: 2016-03-16

Published in Print: 2015-08-01


Citation Information: Jahrbücher für Nationalökonomie und Statistik, Volume 235, Issue 4-5, Pages 376–402, ISSN (Online) 2366-049X, ISSN (Print) 0021-4027, DOI: https://doi.org/10.1515/jbnst-2015-4-504.

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