Sports economics is a well-established and dynamic area of study; a key component in the fields of sport management, sport science and sport studies, as well as in other areas of economics, finance and management. Covering amateur to professional sports, individual events and organised tournaments, this Handbook provides an authoritative contribution to the understanding of sport in the economy. The editors of The SAGE Handbook of Sports Economics have brought together a global team of respected scholars to create this benchmark collection of insights into sports economics. Each chapter includes a study of a specific context in which issues arise in sports economics, a critical presentation of its main theoretical contributions, an overview of current research findings, and an outline of enquiry for future research. PART I: The Nature and Value of the Sports System and Economy; PART II: Amateur Sports Participation, Supply and Impact; PART III: Professional Team Sports; PART IV: Professional Sports Leagues; PART V: Sports Events and their Impacts; PART VI: Individual Sports; and PART VII: Future Research.

Recent Evidence on the Effects of Physical Activity on Human Capital and Employment

Recent Evidence on the Effects of Physical Activity on Human Capital and Employment

Recent evidence on the effects of physical activity on human capital and employment
Carina Steckenleiter Michael Lechner


There are many potential effects which are commonly attributed to sports participation. Some of these, such as health or subjective well-being, might be relevant for all stages in life. Other sets of potential effects are, however, tied more specifically to different age groups. Hence, for children and adolescents it is of interest whether and how sport is able to foster the accumulation of human capital. For people who have already entered or plan to enter the labour market, it is, in contrast, more relevant to assess whether and ...

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