EconPapers    
Economics at your fingertips  
 

Sports Participation and Happiness: Evidence from U.S. Micro Data

Haifang Huang () and Brad Humphreys

No 2010-9, Working Papers from University of Alberta, Department of Economics

Abstract: We investigate the relationship between participation in physical activity and self reported happiness in the United States. IV estimates based on data from the Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System between 2005 and 2009 and County Business Patterns indicate that individuals living in a county with greater access to sports facilities are more likely to participate in physical activity and also report higher life satisfaction. Both men and women gain happiness from participation, and men appear to benefit more from participation than women.

Keywords: happiness; physical activity; instrumental variables (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: C39 D60 I18 L83 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Pages: 21 pages
Date: 2010-04-01, Revised 2010-12-01
New Economics Papers: this item is included in nep-hap, nep-soc and nep-spo
References: Add references at CitEc
Citations: View citations in EconPapers (5)

Downloads: (external link)
https://sites.ualberta.ca/~econwps/2010/wp2010-09.pdf Full text (application/pdf)

Related works:
Journal Article: Sports participation and happiness: Evidence from US microdata (2012) Downloads
Chapter: Sports Participation and Happiness: Evidence from US Micro Data (2011) 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:ris:albaec:2010_009

Access Statistics for this paper

More papers in Working Papers from University of Alberta, Department of Economics Contact information at EDIRC.
Bibliographic data for series maintained by Joseph Marchand ().

 
Page updated 2024-06-14
Handle: RePEc:ris:albaec:2010_009