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The Effect of Gender Equality on International Soccer Performance

Bredtmann, J; Crede, CJ; Otten, S; (2016) The Effect of Gender Equality on International Soccer Performance. International Journal of Sport Finance , 11 (4) pp. 288-309. Green open access

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Abstract

In this article, we propose a new estimation strategy that draws on the variation in the performance between the male and the female national soccer team within a country to identify the effect of gender equality on women’s soccer success. For this, country year fixed effects are used to control for both time-constant and time-variant country specific factors. Our results reveal that within-country differences in our proxies for gender equality explain the international soccer performance of female teams, but have no notable explanatory power for the success of male teams. This suggests that gender equality is an important determinant of female sport success.

Type: Article
Title: The Effect of Gender Equality on International Soccer Performance
Location: Univ Zurich, Ctr Res Sports Adm, Zurich, SWITZERLAND
Open access status: An open access version is available from UCL Discovery
Publisher version: http://fitpublishing.com/journals/international-jo...
Language: English
Additional information: © 2015 West Virginia University.
Keywords: Social Sciences, Hospitality, Leisure, Sport & Tourism, Social Sciences - Other Topics, International Sport Success, Soccer, Gender Equality, Fixed-Effects Estimation, Olympic Games, Football, Economics, Summer
UCL classification: UCL
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > UCL SLASH
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > UCL SLASH > Faculty of S&HS
URI: https://discovery.ucl.ac.uk/id/eprint/1543103
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