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Title: Can sport really help to meet the Millennium Development Goals? Evidence from children in Peru
Authors: Pawlowski, T.
Schuttoff, U.
Downward, Paul
Lechner, Michael
Keywords: Social capital
Human capital
Sports participation
Issue Date: 2016
Publisher: Sage Publications / © The Authors
Citation: PAWLOWSKI, T. ... et al, 2016. Can sport really help to meet the Millennium Development Goals? Evidence from children in Peru. Journal of Sports Economics, DOI:10.1177/1527002516661601
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.
Description: This paper was accepted for publication in the Journal of Sports Economics. The definitive version is available at: http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/1527002516661601
Version: Accepted for publication
URI: https://dspace.lboro.ac.uk/2134/21944
Publisher Link: http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/1527002516661601
ISSN: 1527-0025
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