Too Busy for School? The Effect of Athletic Participation on Absenteeism

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Cuffe, Harold E.; Waddell, Glen R.; Bignell, Wesley;
  • Publisher: Institute for the Study of Labor (IZA) Bonn
  • Subject: education | truancy | education, truancy, attendance, athletes, sport | L83 | I21 | athletes | sport | attendance
    • jel: jel:I21 | jel:L83
      ddc: ddc:330

While existing research supports that participation in high-school athletics is associated with better education and labour-market outcomes, the mechanisms through which these benefits accrue are not well established. We use data from a large public-school district to r... View more
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