Women in power: Sex differences in Swedish local elite networks

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Abstract

Women occupy a small minority of elite positions in contemporary society. In addition, the minority of women who gain access to influential elite positions are often assumed to have their actual influence circumscribed by mechanisms of marginalization. However, systematic evidence to support the latter view is relatively scarce. We apply social network analysis to study sex differences in local elite networks in Sweden, and show empirically that, despite the fact that women are the minority group across all elite dimensions, female elites uphold the same ‘structural status’ as male elites.

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Enheter & grupper
Forskningsområden

Ämnesklassifikation (UKÄ) – OBLIGATORISK

  • Sociologi (exklusive socialt arbete, socialpsykologi och socialantropologi)

Nyckelord

Originalspråkengelska
Sidor (från-till)21-40
TidskriftActa Sociologica
Volym56
Utgivningsnummer1
StatusPublished - 2013
PublikationskategoriForskning
Peer review utfördJa