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The time bounded glass ceiling and young women managers: career progress and career success – evidence from the UK

Ruth Simpson (School of Business and Management, Brunel University, Uxbridge, UK)
Yochanan Altman (Business School, University of North London, London, UK)

Journal of European Industrial Training

ISSN: 0309-0590

Publication date: 1 March 2000

Abstract

This article presents evidence on the career success of young women managers and suggests an interaction between age and seniority as young women managers outpace their male counterparts in career progression. Hence the glass ceiling may be seen as “time bounded”. Three alternative explanations are presented: a sea change in women’s careers; that young women’s careers are fundamentally different from older women’s; that the glass ceiling moved up the hierarchy and affects only senior positions.

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Simpson, R. and Altman, Y. (2000), "The time bounded glass ceiling and young women managers: career progress and career success – evidence from the UK", Journal of European Industrial Training, Vol. 24 No. 2/3/4, pp. 190-198. https://doi.org/10.1108/03090590010321151

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