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One in five men against "equal pay" in soccer


Should the women's national soccer team receive the same bonuses as the men's team? According to a recent survey, one in five men is against it: 21.8% would find it bad if the German Football Association (DFB) were to introduce "equal pay" - only 5.1% of women think the same. While 63.8% of them are in favor of equal pay, the figure for men is significantly lower at 43.3%.

Overall, a narrow majority of 51.4% are in favor of equal pay, while 15.2% reject the proposal. 18.9% are undecided and 14.4% have no opinion. 5,426 people took part in the vote on the "FanQ" voting platform.

"Not an encouraging finding"

Prof. Dr. Axel Faix from the Faculty of Business Studies classifies the results of the survey.

"For the promotion of women's soccer, it is important to receive support from all genders and social groups. Therefore, the discrepancy we found in the assessment of equal pay between women and men is not an encouraging finding," comments Prof. Dr. Axel Faix. He teaches at the Faculty of Business Studies at Dortmund University of Applied Sciences and Arts, specializing in corporate management, and is Chairman of the Scientific Advisory Board of "FanQ".

"The effect of equal pay at national team level on the further development of women's soccer as a whole should not be overestimated, because the general conditions for female footballers in the top leagues in Germany are still unfavorable in many cases," says Axel Faix. But as a measure that conveys appreciation and helps to get girls and women interested in the sport in the long term, Equal Pay is also important.

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  • Fachhochschule Dortmund

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