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Does Masculinity Matter for Female Leaders? Evidence in cross-section countries

Oasis Kodila-Tedika ()

MPRA Paper from University Library of Munich, Germany

Abstract: This article attempts to answer the question: why are women not often at the head of nations? We test the probability of occurrence of female leaders at the head of the country using data from ARCHIGOS data set of Goemans et al. (2009). Our hypothesis is that the occurrence of female leaders as head of government is also determined by culture. This hypothesis is validated empirically. Hence, we tested the strength of this relationship, which proved to be highly robust.

Keywords: Female leaders; culture; masculinity; political selection (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: D7 J16 Z19 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 2018-02-22
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