It’s About More than Sports

Did you know that girls who participate in sports are more likely to continue their education beyond high school and to continue on to the workforce after college?

In February the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania released the study,  Beyond the Classroom, by Economist Betsey Stevenson.  The study showed that increased athletic participation by girls since 1972 (the year that Title IX was past), explained about 20 percent of the increase in women’s education and about 40 percent of the rise in employment for 25-to-34-year-old women.

When interviewed about the study, Stevenson told the New York Times, “It’s not just that the people who are going to do well in life play sports, but that sports help people do better in life.”