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The EU’s proposed quotas on women in boardrooms are a step in the right direction

Sandström Lange, Linnea (2012) The EU’s proposed quotas on women in boardrooms are a step in the right direction. LSE European Politics and Policy (EUROPP) Blog (16 Oct 2012). Blog Entry.

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Abstract

The European Commission is finalising proposals to introduce women quotas on company boards across the EU. Linnea Sandström Lange writes about the upcoming proposals and looks at theories of why women are often poorly represented on corporate boards. She argues that existing solutions that focus on care and flexibility as a solution to help women to join the workforce do little to account for existing gender gaps and that, by contrast, quotas may offer both short term changes in the number of women in executive positions and the beginnings of a wider cultural change.

Item Type: Online resource (Blog Entry)
Official URL: http://blogs.lse.ac.uk/europpblog/
Additional Information: © 2012 The Author; Online
Divisions: LSE
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HD Industries. Land use. Labor
H Social Sciences > HQ The family. Marriage. Woman
J Political Science > JN Political institutions (Europe)
Sets: Collections > LSE European Politics and Policy (EUROPP) Blog
Date Deposited: 09 May 2013 15:25
Last Modified: 31 Jan 2019 00:47
URI: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/id/eprint/50154

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