Who’s playing college sports? Trends in participation

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In this report from the Women’s Sports Foundation, John Cheslock reviews the thirty-fifth anniversary of Title IX’s effect on athletics in higher education. Title IX, passed by the U.S. Congress in 1972, stipulates that educational institutions that receive federal funding cannot discriminate against women. Its major effect has been to provide more opportunities for women to participate in athletics. This report focuses on the types of changes that occurred in women’s and men’s athletics during the decade from 1995 to 2005. As you read this selection, consider the types of policies that might lead to a gender-equitable athletic environment at U.S. colleges and universities.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationSport, Power, and Society
Subtitle of host publicationInstitutions and Practices: A Reader
PublisherTaylor and Francis
Number of pages15
ISBN (Electronic)9780429965760
ISBN (Print)9780813344874
StatePublished - Jan 1 2018

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • General Social Sciences


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