The Effect of Gender Equality on International Soccer Performance

  title={The Effect of Gender Equality on International Soccer Performance},
  author={Julia Bredtmann and Carsten J. Crede and Sebastian Otten},
  journal={ERN: Poverty \& Inequality (Topic)},
In this paper, we propose a new estimation strategy that uses the variation in success between the male and the female national soccer team within a country to identify the causal impact of gender equality on women's soccer performance. In particular, we analyze whether within-country variations in labor force participation rates and life expectancies between the genders, which serve as measures for the countryOs gender equality, are able to explain differences in the international success of… 

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