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ERIC Number: EJ1057821
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015-May
Pages: 27
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 60
ISSN: ISSN-0013-1245
Athletics, Athletic Leadership, and Academic Achievement
Yeung, Ryan
Education and Urban Society, v47 n3 p361-387 May 2015
This study examines the relationship between athletics, athletic leadership, and academic achievement. This is likely to be a tricky issue as athletes and athletic leaders are not likely to be a random group of students. To address this issue I control for school fixed effects and instrument the endogenous variables with height. I find that athletes perform better than nonathletes in every subject area tested by the High School and Beyond survey and that this effect appear to differ by sex and race. Based on the literature, these results are likely to be especially true for urban youths. In addition, there are large benefits from leadership on these athletic teams.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: High Schools; Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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