ERIC Number: ED220370
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1980
Reference Count: 0
Women in Municipal Management: Choice, Challenge and Change.
Burns, Ruth Ann; And Others
This study on women in municipal management examines their personal agendas, the barriers they encounter as individual professionals, their career opportunities, the credentialing requirements they face, and the skills they perceive as necessary for their effective performance and career advancement. Data were collected through survey research, in-depth telephone interviews, and participant observations at national professional conventions of female and male city administrators. There are seven major parts to the report. Part I examines the occupational status and personal characteristics of women in municipal management. Part II looks at the numbers and location of female municipal managers across the country, discussing regional patterns or variations. The educational credentials of municipal managers are discussed in third part of the report. In part IV the report turns to career paths and future ambitions. Part V examines on-the-job responsibilities. Linkages to elected officials are explored in part VI. Part VII focuses on the barriers that either block or temporarily sidetrack women from being recruited, hired, and promoted in municipal management and the special support systems that have evolved to help them. (RM)
Descriptors: Careers, City Government, Educational Background, Employed Women, Employment Level, Employment Opportunities, Individual Characteristics, Public Administration, Social Science Research
Center for the American Woman & Politics, Eagleton Institute of Politics, Rutgers University, New Brunswick, NJ 08901 ($10.00).
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Department of Housing and Urban Development, Washington, DC. Office of Policy Development and Research.
Authoring Institution: Rutgers, The State Univ., New Brunswick, NJ. Center for the American Woman and Politics.
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