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Author: Kosteas, Vasilios D.
Resulting in 11 citations.
1. Kosteas, Vasilios D.
Effect of Exercise on Earnings: Evidence from the NLSY
Working Paper, Department of Economics, Cleveland State University, September 20, 2010.
Also: http://ssrn.com/abstract=1612384 Forthcoming in Journal of Labor Research.
Cohort(s): NLSY79
Publisher: Department of Economics, Cleveland State University
Keyword(s): Body Mass Index (BMI); Earnings; Exercise; Modeling, Fixed Effects; Obesity; Physical Activity (see also Exercise); Propensity Scores

Permission to reprint the abstract has not been received from the publisher.

This paper investigates whether engaging in regular exercise leads to higher earnings in the labor market. While there has been a recent surge of interest by economists on the issue of obesity, relatively little attention has been given to the economic effects of regular physical activity apart from its impact on body composition. I find that regular exercise yields a six to nine percent wage increase. The results also show that while even moderate exercise yields a positive earnings effect, frequent exercise generates an even larger impact. These findings are fairly robust to a variety of estimation techniques.
Bibliography Citation
Kosteas, Vasilios D. "Effect of Exercise on Earnings: Evidence from the NLSY." Working Paper, Department of Economics, Cleveland State University, September 20, 2010.
2. Kosteas, Vasilios D.
Employment Disruptions and Supervisors
Industrial Relations 49,1 (January 2010): 116-141.
Also: https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/j.1468-232X.2009.00590.x
Cohort(s): NLSY79
Publisher: Blackwell Publishing, Inc. => Wiley Online
Keyword(s): Supervisor Characteristics; Unemployment

This study estimates the effect of past career disruptions on the probability a worker has supervisory status and responsibility for determining promotions or setting pay, paying particular attention to gender differences. Past unemployment spells are negatively correlated with supervisory status; however, the correlation is economically small. Differences in employment history cannot explain the difference in rates of supervisor status between men and women.
Bibliography Citation
Kosteas, Vasilios D. "Employment Disruptions and Supervisors." Industrial Relations 49,1 (January 2010): 116-141.
3. Kosteas, Vasilios D.
Gender Role Attitudes, Labor Supply, and Human Capital Formation
Industrial Relations 52,4 (October 2013): 915-940.
Also: http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/irel.12040/abstract
Cohort(s): NLSY79
Publisher: Institute of Industrial Relations, University of California, Berkeley
Keyword(s): Educational Attainment; Gender Attitudes/Roles; Human Capital; Labor Force Participation; Labor Supply; Training

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This study examines the relationship between attitudes toward women's roles in the labor force and human capital acquisition. I analyze both educational attainment and post schooling training spells. Holding more traditional attitudes about gender roles is associated with both lower educational attainment and lower probability of participating in post schooling training episodes. Also, gender role attitudes appear to have significant indirect effects on human capital acquisition, operating through a lower probability of labor market participation.
Bibliography Citation
Kosteas, Vasilios D. "Gender Role Attitudes, Labor Supply, and Human Capital Formation." Industrial Relations 52,4 (October 2013): 915-940.
4. Kosteas, Vasilios D.
High School Clubs Participation and Earnings
Working Paper, Department of Economics, Cleveland State University, 2010
Cohort(s): NLSY79
Publisher: Department of Economics, Cleveland State University
Keyword(s): Earnings; Extracurricular Activities/Sports; High School; Modeling, Fixed Effects; Modeling, Instrumental Variables; Siblings

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This paper estimates the effect of participation in high school extracurricular activities on future earnings, making three important contributions to the existing literature: 1) it compares the earnings effects of participation in different types of clubs; 2) it investigates whether the effect of clubs participation is constant over time; and 3) it employs a new estimation strategy in order to identify a causal link between clubs participation and wages. Using the NLSY79 dataset, I find that participation in high school clubs leads to higher future earnings. While previous studies have focused on athletics, I show that participation in both athletics and academic clubs have positive earnings effects. These results are robust to various estimation routines and robustness checks.
Bibliography Citation
Kosteas, Vasilios D. "High School Clubs Participation and Earnings." Working Paper, Department of Economics, Cleveland State University, 2010.
5. Kosteas, Vasilios D.
High School Clubs Participation and Future Supervisory Status
British Journal of Industrial Relations 49,s1 (June 2011): s181-s206
Cohort(s): NLSY79
Publisher: Wiley Online
Keyword(s): Extracurricular Activities/Sports; High School; Modeling, Fixed Effects; Modeling, Probit; Occupational Status; Occupations

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This article examines the relationship between high school clubs participation and the probability that a worker will become a supervisor and the types of responsibility she will have, using the National Longitudinal Surveys of Youth 1979 dataset. While other articles have tried to explain what affects a worker's probability of being a supervisor, this article focuses on the impact of participation in extracurricular activities during high school. Both probit and household fixed effects estimates show that clubs participation raises the probability that an individual will be a supervisor and have high-level supervisory responsibilities.
Bibliography Citation
Kosteas, Vasilios D. "High School Clubs Participation and Future Supervisory Status." British Journal of Industrial Relations 49,s1 (June 2011): s181-s206.
6. Kosteas, Vasilios D.
Job Satisfaction and Promotions
Industrial Relations: A Journal of Economy and Society 50,1 (January 2011): 174-194.
Also: http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/j.1468-232X.2010.00630.x/full
Cohort(s): NLSY79
Publisher: Institute of Industrial Relations, University of California, Berkeley
Keyword(s): Job Promotion; Job Satisfaction; Wage Differentials; Wage Growth

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This paper estimates the impact of promotions and promotion expectations on job satisfaction using the 1996–2006 waves of the NLSY79 dataset. Having received a promotion in the past 2 years leads to increased job satisfaction, even while controlling for the worker’s current wage, wage rank within her peer group, and wage growth. Workers who believe a promotion is possible in the next 2 years also report higher job satisfaction. Additionally, past promotions have a lingering, but fading impact on job satisfaction.
Bibliography Citation
Kosteas, Vasilios D. "Job Satisfaction and Promotions." Industrial Relations: A Journal of Economy and Society 50,1 (January 2011): 174-194.
7. Kosteas, Vasilios D.
Manufacturing Wages and Imports: Evidence from the NLSY
Economica 75,298 (May 2008): 259-279.
Also: http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/j.1468-0335.2007.00591.x/abstract
Cohort(s): NLSY79
Publisher: Blackwell Publishing, Inc. => Wiley Online
Keyword(s): Blue-Collar Jobs; Job Status; Wages; White Collar Jobs

This paper analyses the effect of imports on US manufacturing wages using the NLSY79 data-set, estimating differential impacts on blue-and white-collar wages. I find that rising imports put downward pressure on wages between 1979 and 1988. This correlation holds for both white- and blue-collar workers, with a somewhat stronger impact on the latter group. Evidence suggests that imports from low-wage countries are responsible for the negative relationship between imports and wages, but only for blue-collar wages. A one-percentage-point increase in the low-wage import share is associated with a 2.8% decline in blue-collar wages.
Bibliography Citation
Kosteas, Vasilios D. "Manufacturing Wages and Imports: Evidence from the NLSY." Economica 75,298 (May 2008): 259-279.
8. Kosteas, Vasilios D.
Physical Activity and Time Preference
International Journal of Health Economics and Management 15,4 (December 2015): 361-386.
Also: http://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s10754-015-9173-1
Cohort(s): NLSY79
Publisher: Springer
Keyword(s): Body Mass Index (BMI); Exercise; Physical Activity (see also Exercise); Time Preference

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This paper investigates the link between time preference (whether a person is more present or future oriented) and time spent participating in physical activity. Using data on time spent engaged in physical activity from the National Longitudinal Surveys of Youth 1979 cohort, 2006 wave, where time preference is proxied by the expected share of money saved from a hypothetical $1000 cash prize. I find that time preference is a significant predictor of the amount of time spent participating in both vigorous and light-to-moderate physical activity for women and vigorous physical activity for men. The results are robust to various sample restrictions and alternative measures of time preference. The findings in this paper fill in a gap in the relationship between time preference and body composition by examining one of the pathways through which the former might affect the latter using a large, nationally representative dataset.
Bibliography Citation
Kosteas, Vasilios D. "Physical Activity and Time Preference." International Journal of Health Economics and Management 15,4 (December 2015): 361-386.
9. Kosteas, Vasilios D.
The Effect of Exercise on Earnings: Evidence from the NLSY
Journal of Labor Research 33,2 (June 2012): 225-250.
Also: http://www.springerlink.com/content/f70733h231243mw4/
Cohort(s): NLSY79
Publisher: Department of Economics, George Mason University
Keyword(s): Body Mass Index (BMI); Earnings; Exercise; Physical Activity (see also Exercise); Propensity Scores

Permission to reprint the abstract has not been received from the publisher.

This paper investigates whether engaging in regular exercise leads to higher earnings in the labor market. While there has been a recent surge of interest by economists on the issue of obesity, relatively little attention has been given to the economic effects of regular physical activity apart from its impact on body composition. I find that engaging in regular exercise yields a 6 to 10% wage increase. The results also show that while even moderate exercise yields a positive earnings effect, frequent exercise generates an even larger impact. These findings are fairly robust to a variety of estimation techniques, including propensity score matching.
Bibliography Citation
Kosteas, Vasilios D. "The Effect of Exercise on Earnings: Evidence from the NLSY." Journal of Labor Research 33,2 (June 2012): 225-250.
10. Kosteas, Vasilios D.
Workers' Participation in Training and Import Competition: Evidence from the USA
The World Economy 40,6 (June 2017): 1089-1104.
Also: http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/twec.12403/abstract
Cohort(s): NLSY79
Publisher: Wiley Online
Keyword(s): Industrial Classification; Industrial Sector; Training

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Merging industry-level data on imports into the NLSY79 cohort data, we examine the relationship between rising imports and the amount of time workers in the US manufacturing sector spend in training events. A simple theoretical model shows the effect of foreign competition may depend on the type of training. Controlling for both industry and individual fixed effects, we find that rising imports lead workers to spend less time in training for the purpose of career advancement. There is some evidence this effect is stronger for less educated and lower ability workers.
Bibliography Citation
Kosteas, Vasilios D. "Workers' Participation in Training and Import Competition: Evidence from the USA." The World Economy 40,6 (June 2017): 1089-1104.
11. Kosteas, Vasilios D.
Renna, Francesco
The Impact of Job Displacement on Employer Based Health Insurance Coverage
Journal of Labor Research 30,4 (2009): 317-327.
Also: http://www.springerlink.com/content/fg75964861187501/
Cohort(s): NLSY79
Publisher: Springer
Keyword(s): Benefits, Fringe; Benefits, Insurance; Displaced Workers; Insurance, Health

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We analyze the effect of job displacement on the probability that employer based health insurance is made available to workers. Using fixed and random effects logit models, we do find that displacement is associated with a lower probability of having access to an employer based health insurance plan. Overall this penalty is quite small (between 2 and 3 percentage points), but it becomes substantial (about 16 percentage points) for displaced workers who have been with the current employer for less than 6 months. While we do not find evidence that the penalty associated with being displaced has worsened in recent years, we do find that employers respond to economic hardship by cutting back on fringe benefits.
Bibliography Citation
Kosteas, Vasilios D. and Francesco Renna. "The Impact of Job Displacement on Employer Based Health Insurance Coverage ." Journal of Labor Research 30,4 (2009): 317-327.