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The Determinants of Women?s International Soccer Performances

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  • Benno Torgler
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    The expansion of economics to ?non-market topics? such as football has received increased attention in recent years. However, most of the studies focus on men?s performances, whereas this paper reports empirical evidence of women?s international team performances. In line with the previous studies who analyzed the performance of men, the results reveal that economic, demographic, and climatic factors have a strong impact on teams? performances. In this paper we analyze furthermore whether there is a correlation between women?s and men?s team performances. In general, countries with a stronger football tradition have not only strong men?s teams, but also women?s teams. The findings also indicate that there is a certain competitive balance between the different football regions.

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    Paper provided by Center for Research in Economics, Management and the Arts (CREMA) in its series CREMA Working Paper Series with number 2004-19.

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    Date of creation: Jul 2004
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    Keywords: football; soccer; FIFA; culture;

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    1. Joshua Congdon-Hohman & Victor Matheson, 2011. "International Women's Soccer and Gender Inequality: Revisited," Working Papers 1107, College of the Holy Cross, Department of Economics.
    2. Seo-Young Cho, 2013. "A League of Their Own - Female Soccer, Male Legacy and Women's Empowerment," Ibero America Institute for Econ. Research (IAI) Discussion Papers 223, Ibero-America Institute for Economic Research.

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