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Comparing the Socio-Economic Determinants of Men's and Women's International Soccer Performance


  • Victor Matheson

    () (Department of Economics, College of the Holy Cross)

  • Robert Hoffmann

    () (Nottingham University Business School)

  • Chew Ging Lee

    () (University of Nottingham Malaysia Campus)

  • Bala Ramasamy

    () (University of Nottingham Malaysia Campus)


We compare the determinants of women's and men's international soccer performance and find that partially different variables are important in the two contexts. While economic and demographic influences hold for both, the particular political and cultural factors differ. These differences highlight the greatly different economic, political and social significance of the sport depending whether it is played by men or women.

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  • Victor Matheson & Robert Hoffmann & Chew Ging Lee & Bala Ramasamy, 2005. "Comparing the Socio-Economic Determinants of Men's and Women's International Soccer Performance," Working Papers 0508, College of the Holy Cross, Department of Economics.
  • Handle: RePEc:hcx:wpaper:0508

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    1. Mourão, Paulo Reis, 2008. "Local development and competitive soccer teams location. The Portuguese case," INVESTIGACIONES REGIONALES - Journal of REGIONAL RESEARCH, Asociación Española de Ciencia Regional, issue 12, pages 135-143.

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    women's football; soccer; FIFA World Ranking; amateur sports; gender inequality;

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    • L83 - Industrial Organization - - Industry Studies: Services - - - Sports; Gambling; Restaurants; Recreation; Tourism
    • I00 - Health, Education, and Welfare - - General - - - General
    • Z13 - Other Special Topics - - Cultural Economics - - - Economic Sociology; Economic Anthropology; Language; Social and Economic Stratification

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