Headlines 2014

The glass ceiling exists!


Political power around the world is mostly in the hands of white middle-aged men. This fact might point to the existence of such a glass ceiling for other groups. In a new study Olle Folke and Johanna Rickne, IFN, research the existence of a glass ceiling. The researchers are studying whether a limit exists for women, and/or for the first and second generation of immigrants to Swedish municipalities. They have found a glass ceiling for women and a "sticky floor" for the current immigrant groups.

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