Can soccer increase social capital?

In Season 2 Episode 5, Liz and LauraEllen discuss, can soccer increase social capital? Research by Painter and Price suggests that soccer may increase social capital but it depends on the structure of soccer leagues. It also varies depending on demographic factors such as gender and immigration status. Join us as we discover how we can soccer better by asking the question, can soccer increase social capital?

Link to article: Creating social capital on soccer fields: immigrant opportunities and gendered barriers in adult soccer leagues

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Soccer (sok-er) verb: To play, support, or research the beautiful game. When we think analytically, we realize there are many ways we can all soccer better. We’re Liz and LauraEllen. We have way too many years of graduate education and we’re diving in to learn more about the analytical side of the beautiful game. Be sure to go follow us on twitter @BGNSoccerBetter.


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