What Goes into a Medal: Women's Inclusion and Success at the Olympic Games

@article{Noland2014WhatGI,
  title={What Goes into a Medal: Women's Inclusion and Success at the Olympic Games},
  author={Marcus Noland and Kevin Stahler},
  journal={Labor: Supply \& Demand eJournal},
  year={2014}
}
This paper examines determinants of women's participation and performance in the Olympics. Female inclusion and success are not merely functions of size, wealth, and host advantage, but a more complex process involving the socioeconomic status of women and, more weakly, broad societal attitudes on gender issues. Female labor force participation and educational attainment in particular are tightly correlated with both participation and outcomes, even controlling for per capita income. Female… 
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