This article provides new empirical evidence on the labor market effects of participating in high school athletics. The study uses the 1990 wave of the National Longitudinal Surveys of Youth data set, which allows for the examination of a broad set of fringe benefits and provides a rich set of control variables. The major finding of this study is that former high school athletes fare better in terms of both components of the compensation structure (i.e., wages and fringe benefits) than their nonathlete counterparts.
- high school
- human capital