A League of Their Own: Female Soccer, Male Legacy and Women's Empowerment

20 Pages Posted: 4 Mar 2013

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Seo-Young Cho

University of Marburg - School of Business & Economics

Date Written: January 1, 2013

Abstract

This paper investigates whether male soccer tradition can predict the success of female soccer. Different from the existing literature, this paper utilizes panel data covering 175 countries during the 1991-2011 period, capturing country heterogeneity effects and time trends. An instrumental variable approach is further employed in order to identify causal relation. My findings do not support the widespread perception that male tradition determines female soccer attainments. On the other hand, my results indicate that women's empowerment can be a driving force for the success of female soccer.

Keywords: female and male soccer, women's empowerment, panel analysis

JEL Classification: C33, J16, Z10

Suggested Citation

Cho, Seo-Young, A League of Their Own: Female Soccer, Male Legacy and Women's Empowerment (January 1, 2013). DIW Berlin Discussion Paper No. 1267, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2228158 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.2228158

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