Modeling and Analysis of Glass Ceiling and Power Inequality in Bi-populated Societies Conference Paper uri icon


  • This paper attempts to rigorously analyze the social effects of power inequality and glass ceiling in a society with two populations (e.g. men and women). To this end, we define a mathematical model based on a social network with two populations, in which these phenomena are studied. We define measures for Normalized (or Differential) Power Inequality and Full-Spectrum Glass Ceiling, and formalize the conditions for their existence in terms of three societal parameters, the relative size of the two populations, the level of homophily, and the extent of the “leaky pipeline” phenomenon.

publication date

  • January 1, 2017