Institute of Sports Science

Research Line 1: Society & Public Policy

This Research Line intends to contribute to current public policy debates on the financing of sports and the (beneficial) effects associated with sports participation and physical activity, such as increased mental and physical well-being or the accumulation of social and human capital, which might be (directly or indirectly) rewarded in the labor market.

Research Line 1 is embedded into the Institute’s Research Lines Education/Life Course Development and Health and linked to the Faculty’s core research area Education, Qualification, and Lifelong Learning, the University’s core research area Education and Media as well as the Graduate School and Research Network Learning, Educational Achievement, and Life Course Development (LEAD). Selected studies were conducted on behalf of public institutions (such as the Federal Ministry of Finance in Germany) and funded with research grants from the German Research Foundation (DFG) and the Swiss National Science Foundation (SNF).

Selected journal publications