Women, Sports, and Development: Does It Pay to Let Girls Play?

Published By: Peterson Institute for International Economics | Published Date: March, 01 , 2014

The Olympics is an elite arena where a handful of the world’s most talented athletes compete, but the Games are also a snapshot of current trends. Women’s gains in the Olympics have tracked trends in women’s participation in political and economic life. With about half of the world’s countries participating, and hundreds of millions of people watching, the Olympics emphasizes the importance of sports and is a symbol for what girls can strive for.

Author(s): Barbara Kotschwar | Posted on: Sep 09, 2016 | Views()

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