EconPapers    
Economics at your fingertips  
 

More goals, fewer babies? On national team performance and birth rates

Luca Fumarco and Francesco Principe ()

Economics Letters, 2021, vol. 208, issue C

Abstract: Does national team performance boost birth rates? We compiled a unique dataset combining country-level monthly birth rates for 50 European countries, over 56 years, with measures of national teams’ performance in 27 international football events. We find that an increase in national team performance in international cups is associated with a drop in the birth rate nine months after the event. We hypothesize that these results might be explained by individuals’ time allocation choices.

Keywords: Football; Sporting events; Time allocation; Birth rates; Fertility (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: I10 J10 J11 J13 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 2021
References: View references in EconPapers View complete reference list from CitEc
Citations: Track citations by RSS feed

Downloads: (external link)
http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0165176521003633
Full text for ScienceDirect subscribers only

Related works:
Working Paper: More Goals, Fewer Babies? On National Teams' Performance and Birth Rates (2021) Downloads
Working Paper: More goals, fewer babies? On national teams’ performance and birth rates (2021) Downloads
Working Paper: More goals, fewer babies? On national teams' performance and birth rates (2021) Downloads
This item may be available elsewhere in EconPapers: Search for items with the same title.

Export reference: BibTeX RIS (EndNote, ProCite, RefMan) HTML/Text

Persistent link: https://EconPapers.repec.org/RePEc:eee:ecolet:v:208:y:2021:i:c:s0165176521003633

DOI: 10.1016/j.econlet.2021.110086

Access Statistics for this article

Economics Letters is currently edited by Economics Letters Editorial Office

More articles in Economics Letters from Elsevier
Bibliographic data for series maintained by Catherine Liu ().

 
Page updated 2022-09-25
Handle: RePEc:eee:ecolet:v:208:y:2021:i:c:s0165176521003633