Economics, Political Science
Journal or Book Title
Social Science Quarterly
First Page or Article ID Number
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.
Ward, Patricia A.; Orazem, Peter F.; and Schmidt, Steffen W., "Women in Elite Pools and Elite Positions" (1992). Economics Publications. 403.