Playing a sport is it an advantage to find a job? According to a study by Michael Lechner and Paul Downward, economics professors and specialists in the sport at the University of St. Gallen (Switzerland), the answer would be positive. Good news for the 65% of French who do sport at least once a week (figures from the Ministry of Youth and Sports).
In reaching this conclusion, the two professors have relied on data collected by studies in England with those of the Active People Survey , probing more than 180,000 people per year or Annual People Survey , which identify the more reviews than 360,000 Britons each year.
Team sports are popular
The results analyzed by two researchers from the University of St. Gallen, the sport would promote both access to employment even if differences exist in the sports . Indeed , practitioners of team sports such as basketball , football , handball and even water polo are on average more employees (+3.5 % ) than those who do not practice these sports. Practitioners of individual activities such as fitness , golf and tennis have higher incomes (10% ) than non-athletes . " Bigger income and higher socio -economic status also tend to increase the rate and frequency of participation in sport " nuance study Lechner and Downward . You have now understood. To end the inactivity , we must move. Maybe even in the first sense of the word!
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