performance, wages, career, relative age, cohort size, NHL

Publication date: 18 Nov 2014 | Publication type: NIESR Discussion Paper | Theme: Employment & Social policy | Authors: Bryson, A | External authors: Gomez, R. , Zhang, T.
We analyze the performance outcomes of National Hockey League (NHL) players over 18 seasons (1990-1991 to 2007-2008) as a function of the demographic conditions into which they were born. We have three main findings. First, larger birth cohorts substantially affect careers. A player born into a...