Are We There Yet? Gender Quotas in University Hierarchies: The Case of Colombia

Solano-Cahuana, Iris Laudith (2022) Are We There Yet? Gender Quotas in University Hierarchies: The Case of Colombia. Corvinus Journal of Sociology and Social Policy, 13 (2). pp. 3-27. DOI

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The year 2022 was set as deadline in the Colombian national development plan to reach gender parity in all public directive positions. As we reach the time limit, this study takes the lead on revising the impact of the national gender quota by comparing official reports and empirical data. Official records show a progressive growth in the rate of female representation among reporting organizations’ maximum decision level. Yet, closer analyses of quota regulated universities’ performance, show divergent results. Moreover, records of job positions filled by women are systematically omitted despite being required by the law, which raise further questions about the quota’s potential to foster gender equality at the organizational level. This research addresses this data gap, examines whether a higher proportion of women among various organizational bodies influence their election’s rate to decision-making roles, and explores current corporate equality strategies for a more comprehensive analysis of the quota’s impact.

Item Type:Article
Uncontrolled Keywords:gender equality, affirmative action, female directorship
ID Code:8139
Deposited By: Alexa Horváth
Deposited On:19 Apr 2023 09:25
Last Modified:21 Apr 2023 07:16

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