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Baker, Michael; Cornelson, Kirsten 2019. Title IX and the spatial content of female employment—Out of the lab and into the labor market.

Sports participation is a sex typed extracurricular activity cited as a source of the male advantage in some spatial skills. We exploit the large increase in females’ high school sports participation due to Title IX, which prohibited discrimination in federally assisted educational programs, to test this hypothesis. We relate Title IX induced increases in females’ sport participation to a test of three dimensional spatial rotation and the spatial content of their occupational employment as captured by Dictionary of Occupational Titles codes. We find little evidence that this increase in sports participation had an impact on either of these measures.