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Economic Distortions: Infringing Human Rights in Sport

  • Wladimir Andreff
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Part of the Palgrave Pivots in Sports Economics book series (PAPISE)

Abstract

Economic distortions refer to those economic practices in the sports industry which, at the end of the day, infringe human rights of either some sport participants or workers of this industry. This chapter first covers the widespread economic literature about economic discrimination in sport, starting with different forms of gender discrimination. Then comes racial and ethnic discrimination, which extends to national origin and mother language (e.g. French Canadians) distinguishing between entry discrimination, consumer (fan) discrimination and labour market and wage discrimination. Human rights are also infringed with teenage player transfers below the age of 18 often dubbed as child snatching (a so-called Coubertobin tax is suggested here) and child and migrant labour in the sports industry.

Keywords

Economic distortions Human rights Gender discrimination Racial discrimination Ethnic discrimination Entry discrimination Consumer discrimination Labour market discrimination Teenage player transfers Coubertobin tax Child labour 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Wladimir Andreff
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  1. 1.Centre d’Economie de la SorbonneUniversity Paris 1 Panthéon-SorbonneParisFrance

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