This study of women’s recruitment to cabinet found that once a certain level of women’s representation in cabinet is reached, it does not fall again. This is the Concrete Floor.
New Concrete Floors emerge when the selector – normally the President or Prime Minister – makes a pledge about diversity or when feminists within parties push for more women in cabinet.
Claire Annesley, Karen Beckwith Susan Franceschet (2019) ‘Cabinets, Ministers and Gender’, Oxford University Press, 2019.
Claire Annesley (University of Sussex) http://www.sussex.ac.uk/profiles/157319 https://twitter.com/ClaireAnnesley
Karen Beckwith (Case Western Reserve University) https://politicalscience.case.edu/faculty/karen-beckwith/
Susan Franceschet (University of Calgary) https://poli.ucalgary.ca/wildlifestewardship/profiles/susan-franceschet
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