Women in power: Sex differences in Swedish local elite networks

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Women in power: Sex differences in Swedish local elite networks. / Edling, Christofer; Farrkas, Gergei; Rydgren, Jens.

I: Acta Sociologica, Vol. 56, Nr. 1, 2013, s. 21-40.

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Edling, Christofer ; Farrkas, Gergei ; Rydgren, Jens. / Women in power: Sex differences in Swedish local elite networks. I: Acta Sociologica. 2013 ; Vol. 56, Nr. 1. s. 21-40.

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TY - JOUR

T1 - Women in power: Sex differences in Swedish local elite networks

AU - Edling, Christofer

AU - Farrkas, Gergei

AU - Rydgren, Jens

PY - 2013

Y1 - 2013

N2 - 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.

AB - 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.

KW - social networks

KW - sex differences

KW - local elites

KW - sociology

KW - sociologi

U2 - 10.1177/0001699312468803

DO - 10.1177/0001699312468803

M3 - Article

VL - 56

SP - 21

EP - 40

JO - Acta Sociologica

T2 - Acta Sociologica

JF - Acta Sociologica

SN - 0001-6993

IS - 1

ER -