More girls and boys participate in sports since Title IX

While the debate on Title IX and its affect on athletic participation for both sexes is not likely to end soon, a new study released by the Women’s Sports Foundation offers new evidence on the topic, according to news from the American Association of University Women.

The research report, Who’s Playing College Sports?: Money, Race and Gender, nixes the notion that women’s increased athletic participation since Title IX’s passage in 1972 has caused men’s participation to decline.

In the past 25 years, both girls and boys saw an increase in participation and funding, indicating that Title IX benefits to girls don’t come at the expense of boys.  To provide equal opportunity for women and men in athletics, universities promoted increased participation for women instead of decreasing participation opportunities for men, AAUW asserts.

Find out how The University of Akron measures up by downloading the Department of Athletics’ Equity in Athletics Disclosure Act report for 2006-07. 


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