Campus Units

Economics, Political Science

Document Type

Article

Publication Version

Submitted Manuscript

Publication Date

3-1992

Journal or Book Title

Social Science Quarterly

Volume

73

Issue

1

First Page or Article ID Number

31

Last Page

45

Abstract

Women are underrepresented in elite positions in government, industry and academia relative to their representation in the labor force. This paper uses characteristic education, occupation and job experience credentials of current elites in American institutions to approximate the proportion of women in the pool of potential elites. Women's representation in elite positions is broadly consistent with their representation in these elite pools, and their status in elite pools will not increase substantially until early next century.

Language

en

File Format

application/pdf

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