The determinants of Female Participation in Interscholastic Athletics among Minnesota High Schools

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Margaret Lewis, Gender and Women Studies


There are many factors that can influence a female's decision of participating in high school sports. What happened with the supply and demand in the late 1970's and early 1980's that caused such a movement in the number of females participating in high school sports? If the factors that had the greatest influence on female participation in high school sports can be determined, there is a possibility that these factors can be influenced today so that more females participate in high school sports now and stay active. There is a need of further exploration to examine these factors that are affecting the supply and the demand of females participating in high school sports.

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