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Women in Presidential CabinetsPower Players or Abundant Tokens?$
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Maria C. Escobar-Lemmon and Michelle M. Taylor-Robinson

Print publication date: 2016

Print ISBN-13: 9780190491420

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: August 2016

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190491420.001.0001

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Long stays or short

Long stays or short

Equal treatment in duration in post

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(p.205) Chapter 9. Long stays or short
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Women in Presidential Cabinets
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Maria C. Escobar-Lemmon

Michelle M. Taylor-Robinson

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190491420.003.0009

Chapter 9 examines the third benchmark: duration in a post. The evidence indicates women serve at least as long as men in their posts all else being equal. The analysis shows that political capital resources and other background traits have different effects for women and men. In particular, a few of the PCRs and background characteristics affect the duration of female ministers, but have no effect on the time male ministers serve. Moreover, the differences in time in post for ministers in a given administration, male and female, are relatively small and are not consistently explained by the PCRs and/or background variables examined in this study.

Keywords:   cabinet secretary, presidential cabinet, cabinet minister, women in cabinet, duration in cabinet, ministerial terms, political capital resource

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