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The Determinants of Base Pay and the Role of Race in Major League Soccer: Evidence from the 2007 League Season

Reilly, B and Witt, R (2007) The Determinants of Base Pay and the Role of Race in Major League Soccer: Evidence from the 2007 League Season [Working Paper]

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Abstract

This paper examines pay determination in the labor market of a professional team sport hitherto neglected by researchers in the U.S. Using data on 361 Major League Soccer (MLS) players for one recent league season, mean and median regression models are exploited to investigate salary determinants. In comport with the available empirical evidence on racial pay discrimination in other professional team sports in the U.S., this study finds no overall evidence of pay disadvantage for non-white players. However, there is tentative evidence that black players who are not U.S. citizens actually fare worse than some other groups in salary terms

Item Type: Working Paper
Authors :
AuthorsEmailORCID
Reilly, BUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Witt, RUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Date : October 2007
Uncontrolled Keywords : J31, J44, J71
Depositing User : Symplectic Elements
Date Deposited : 09 Aug 2016 16:59
Last Modified : 09 Aug 2016 16:59
URI: http://epubs.surrey.ac.uk/id/eprint/811451

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