Women in power: Sex differences in Swedish local elite networks

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title = "Women in power: Sex differences in Swedish local elite networks",
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.",
keywords = "social networks, sex differences, local elites, sociology, sociologi",
author = "Christofer Edling and Gergei Farrkas and Jens Rydgren",
year = "2013",
doi = "10.1177/0001699312468803",
language = "English",
volume = "56",
pages = "21--40",
journal = "Acta Sociologica",
issn = "0001-6993",
publisher = "SAGE Publications Inc.",
number = "1",