A paper titled Financial Crises and the Selection and Survival of Women Finance Ministers , jointly written by Professor Daina Chiba, an Associate Professor in the Department of Government and Public Administration in the Faculty of Social Sciences, has been published in the American Political Science Review.The article, co-authored by four researchers, examines the connection between financial crises and the roles of women in finance ministries.

Utilizing a dataset from 1972 to 2017, the article examines the the connection between financial crises and the appointment of women to finance ministry positions. Drawing on the concept of the “glass cliff”, the findings show that women are more frequently appointed to such positions during banking crises. However, the tenure of men in these roles tends to be shortened. This research contributes to the ongoing discourse on gender representation in political positions, particularly in roles traditionally held by men.

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For more information: https://doi.org/10.1017/S0003055423000825