Returns to High School Athletic Participation: Educational and Labor Market Outcomes

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Title: Returns to High School Athletic Participation: Educational and Labor Market Outcomes
Author: Salvo, Rachel
Advisor: Preston, Anne
Department: Haverford College. Dept. of Economics
Type: Thesis (B.A.)
Issue Date: 2010
Abstract: This paper examines the effect of high school athletic participation on educational attainment and labor market outcomes. Using the 1980 data on seniors from the longitudinal study High School and Beyond, Probit regressions were run on high school athletic participation’s effect on college attendance and college graduation while OLS models were used to test its effect on wages. Empirical results offer support for previous literature stating that high school athletic participation is beneficial to youth in terms of college attendance as well as wages once in the labor market. However, there was no evidence that high school athletes had a higher probability of graduating from college compared to their non-athletic counterparts.
Subject: High school athletes -- Education (Higher) -- United States
Subject: High school athletes -- Employment -- United States
Subject: Career development
Terms of Use: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/3.0/us/
Permanent URL: http://hdl.handle.net/10066/6013

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Salvo, Rachel. "Returns to High School Athletic Participation: Educational and Labor Market Outcomes". 2010. Available electronically from http://hdl.handle.net/10066/6013.

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