Reid, Kerr, and Miller search to redress the shortcoming of systematic, generalizable study on women's illustration in nation and municipal bureaucracies through focusing in particular at the illustration of lady managers in high-level coverage and decision-making positions of their businesses or departments. Their fundamental curiosity is in interpreting the distribution of girls and males in nation and municipal administrative positions by way of enterprise and over the years (from 1987 via 1997) with a view to ascertain if, first, supplier missions are linked to glass partitions and glass ceilings, and, moment, even if, relative to white girls, African American girls and Latinas have made growth in laying declare to a better percentage of managerial positions in public-sector agencies.

Their research finds a richly textured and complex set of things and interrelationships that modify greatly throughout assorted coverage parts, company contexts, and degrees of presidency. They exhibit persisted styles of underrepresentation in organisations with regulatory and distributive coverage commitments whereas displaying a few advancements in these businesses that have a tendency to be regularly populated via girls, future health, welfare, and social providers, for example.

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