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The well-being and social value of playing soccer for men and women

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posted on 2024-02-15, 15:36 authored by Paul DownwardPaul Downward, Pamela Wicker, Tim Thorman

This study examines the well-being and social value of playing different forms of soccer for men and women by employing the compensating variation approach to survey data from eight European countries. Framed by the desired objective of Title IX, this research assesses possible gender differences in the social benefits of sport. Social values exceed those of individual well-being derived from playing soccer, with the values of both being greater for women. Less formal forms of soccer yield generally higher monetary values than the competitive 11-a-side format. As the marginal returns are greater, investment should promote women’s engagement and more informal playing opportunities.

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UEFA

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  • Sport, Exercise and Health Sciences

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Journal of Sports Economics

Publisher

SAGE

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  • AM (Accepted Manuscript)

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Acceptance date

2024-02-13

ISSN

1527-0025

eISSN

1552-7794

Language

  • en

Depositor

Prof Paul Downward. Deposit date: 14 February 2024

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