Women and Men of the States
Public Administrators and the State Level
This text discusses and compares men's and women's career patterns in state government. It is based upon newly conducted original research surveys in six states. From this research, generalisations are made concerning commonalities and differences between men's and women's experiences in public adminstration at the state level. This is a new area of research: while much has been done at the federal level (and there is a federal database to work from) until now little work has been done and little data is available for the states.
Table of Contents
List of Tables and Figures, Preface and Acknowledgments, About the Contributors, Foreword, Introduction, 1. The Context of Public Management in the States, 2. Career Development and Affirmative Action, 3. Personal and Social Background as Determinants of Position, 4. Public Work, Private Lives, 5. Mentoring, 6. Sexual Harassment in the States, 7. Management Styles, Stereotypes, and Advantages, 8. Agency Culture and Its Effect on Managers, 9. Policy Preferences on Workplace Reform, 10. Summing Up What We Know, Appendix A: Questionnaire Development, Appendix B: Survey Questions, References, Index
Guy, Mary E.; Meier, Kenneth J