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For better or worse? The effects of physical education on child development / Michael C. Knaus (SEW, University of St. Gallen and IZA), Michael Lechner (SEW, University of St. Gallen, CEPR, PSI, CESifo, IAB and IZA), Anne K. Reimers (Chemnitz University of Technology) ; IZA Institute of Labor Economics
VerfasserKnaus, Michael C. In der Gemeinsamen Normdatei der DNB nachschlagen ; Lechner, Michael In der Gemeinsamen Normdatei der DNB nachschlagen ; Reimers, Anne Kerstin In der Gemeinsamen Normdatei der DNB nachschlagen
KörperschaftForschungsinstitut zur Zukunft der Arbeit In der Gemeinsamen Normdatei der DNB nachschlagen
ErschienenBonn, Germany : IZA Institute of Labor Economics, January 2018
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SerieDiscussion paper ; no. 11268
URNurn:nbn:de:hbz:5:2-147309 Persistent Identifier (URN)
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This study analyses the effects of regular physical education at school on cognitive skills, non-cognitive skills, motor skills, physical activity, and health. It is based on a very informative data set, the German Motorik-Modul, and identifies the effect by using variation in the required numbers of physical education lessons across and within German federal states. The results show improvements in cognitive skills. Boys non-cognitive skills are adversely affected driven by increased peer relation problems. For girls, the results suggest improvements in motor skills and increased extra-curricular physical activities. Generally, we find no statistically significant effects on health parameters.