Les carrières ministérielles au Québec: Existe-t-il des différences entre les femmes et les hommes?

Manon Tremblay, Daniel Stockemer, Réjean Pelletier, Matthew Kerby

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    Abstract

    Drawing on the literature on the process of cabinet appointments and on ministerial careers and the types of mobility that they involve, this article examines the hypothesis that the rate of ministerial promotion and demotion within a cabinet differs for women and men. To verify this hypothesis, we compiled a database that integrates the several hundred individuals who served as ministers in the Quebec Executive Council between 1976 and 2012. The quantitative analysis consists of descriptive statistics and negative binomial models; it takes into consideration a number of variables, including age, education, and past political mandates. Our results show that the ministerial careers of women and men follow a similar trajectory. Specifically, women and men begin their ministerial careers with minor portfolios, but as their ministerial experience accumulates, ministers of both sexes take on portfolios of increasing importance. In other words, the ministerial careers of women do not lag behind those of men. This observation negates the idea that the ministerial careers of women are less illustrious than those of their male counterparts.

    Original languageFrench
    Pages (from-to)51-78
    Number of pages28
    JournalCanadian Journal of Political Science
    Volume48
    Issue number1
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 1 Mar 2015

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