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In brief: The wage premium of two-footed footballers
Alex Bryson
July 2010
Paper No' CEPCP312:
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CentrePiece 15 (1) Summer 2010

Tags: labour markets; performance related pay; wages

The study of football - the clubs, the players, the managers, the referees - is telling us more and more about the operation of labour markets and incentives. Here, Alex Bryson and colleagues show that two-footedness - the rare ability to use both feet equally well to pass, tackle and shoot - commands a large wage premium.