salary, two-footedness, wage premium, football

Publication date: 7 Aug 2012 | Publication type: Journal article/book/chapter | Theme: Employment & Social policy | Authors: Bryson, A | External authors: Frick, B. and Simmons, R. | JEL classification: L83 | Journal: Journal of Sports Economics No. 6 Vol. 14
We investigate the salary returns to a scarce talent, namely the ability to play football with both feet. The majority of footballers are predominantly right footed. Using two data sets, a cross-section of footballers in the five main European leagues and a panel of players in the German Bundesliga...