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Discrimination in inheritance is long gone, and equal pay for equal work is accepted in theory, though a gender bias persists (as it does for selection to senior posts).In most major sports, there are separate men's and women's teams and events, with lower standards of performance expected of women.One sport in which women compete equally with men is equestrianism – not just racing, but also dressage, show jumping and three-day eventing.Elsewhere, the gender pay gap remains striking, notably in football. The captain of England's professional women's team, Steph Houghton, is paid just 65,000 pounds ($90,000) a year, whereas Neymar, the world's most expensive male player, receives roughly 500 times as much. Economists today say that prices (including wages and salaries) are determined by consumer demand.One argument is that women in sport would command the same market price as men, if only structural gender biases, such as greater media coverage and sponsorship for men's sports, were removed.In the absence of these biases, demand for women's sports – as measured by attendance at matches, television ratings, and so on – would equal demand for men's sports.
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