Contributors to this volume use current theoretical models and econometric tools to examine the legal, social, and economic forces that affect the experiences of female athletes. They address such traditional topics as discrimination against female athletes and coaches and the effect of athletic events on the economies of host countries. They also apply theory and estimation to new settings, such as how women respond to tournaments in skiing and figure skating or how the growing dominance of Korean women on the LPGA tour is a form of immigration.
This groundbreaking book is a valuable resource for professors, students, and researchers in sports economics, sports management, and women's studies.
Contributors: S.L. Averett, D.J. Berri, R. Booth, R.W. Brown, X. Che, D. Coates, J. Congdon-Hohman, S.M. Estelle, B.E. Fairweather, B. Frick, K.F. Gilsdorf, B.R. Humphreys, R.T. Jewell, J.-H. Kang, A.C. Krautmann, Y.H. Lee, Y. Lee, E.M. Leeds, M.A. Leeds, R. Levy, V.A. Matheson, S.S. Montgomery, I. Park, M.D. Robinson, R.M. Rodenberg, F. Scheel, S. Shmanske, J. Stull, V.A. Sukhatme, J. Treber, P. von Allmen
Publisher: Edward Elgar Publishing Ltd
Number of pages: 456
Dimensions: 234 x 156 mm
In the Handbook on the Economics of Women in Sports, Leeds and Leeds put together an impressive list of heavy hitters in the sociology and economics literature on sports to produce a tour de force volume. The entire spectrum of international perspectives is covered, from US, Korean, and Australian sports to world competition at the highest level of the Olympics and international championships. Whether your interest is attendance at women's events, performance and rewards in women's pro sports, gender issues in US college sports, or international performance and how women compete, this handbook is a must read for any serious fan, and for all serious scholars interested in the impacts of being female on sports performance and competitiveness. --Rodney Fort, University of Michigan
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