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How gender barriers affect the careers of women in government

Kroeber, Corinna and Hüffelmann, Joanna (2021) How gender barriers affect the careers of women in government. LSE European Politics and Policy (EUROPP) blog (17 Aug 2021). Blog Entry.

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Debates about gender equality in politics often focus on the number of women elected to parliament or the number of women who hold positions in government. Yet as Corinna Kroeber and Joanna Hüffelmann explain, these debates often overlook the more subtle impact that gender barriers can have on women’s political careers. Drawing on a new study, they show that women in government are often obliged to hold junior roles for longer than their male colleagues before gaining prestigious positions.

Item Type: Online resource (Blog Entry)
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Additional Information: © 2021 The Authors
Divisions: LSE
Subjects: J Political Science > JZ International relations
J Political Science > JN Political institutions (Europe)
H Social Sciences > HQ The family. Marriage. Woman
Date Deposited: 29 Sep 2021 09:36
Last Modified: 16 May 2024 10:23

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