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Gendered laws curb Olympic success

Djankov, Simeon and Zhang, Eva (Yiwen) (2021) Gendered laws curb Olympic success. LSE Business Review (01 Oct 2021). Blog Entry.

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Legal gender equality is key for female participation in the labour market. The association between women’s legal empowerment and success in sports is another manifestation of that. Using the Women Business and the Law (WBL) index, Simeon Djankov and Eva Yiwen Zhang construct a simple measure of Olympic success for female athletes: the number of medals per one million female population. They find that an improvement in the WBL score by 10 points is associated with one additional medal by a woman athlete for the average country.

Item Type: Online resource (Blog Entry)
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Additional Information: © 2021 The Authors
Divisions: Financial Markets Group
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HD Industries. Land use. Labor
H Social Sciences > HD Industries. Land use. Labor > HD28 Management. Industrial Management
H Social Sciences > HQ The family. Marriage. Woman
Date Deposited: 26 Nov 2021 13:57
Last Modified: 16 May 2024 10:26

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