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The length of ministerial tenure in the UK, 1945-97

Berlinski, Samuel; Dewan, Torun; Dowding, Keith


We analyse the determinants of ministerial hazard rates in Britain from 1945 to 1997. We focus on three sets of attributes (i) personal characteristics of the minister; (ii) political characteristics of the minister; and (iii) characteristics pertaining to the government in which the minister serves. We find that educational background increases ministers' capacity to survive, that female ministers have lower hazard rates and older ministers have higher hazard rates. Experienced ministers have...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2007
Type: Journal article
Source: British Journal of Political Science
DOI: 10.1017/S0007123407000129


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