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A critical factor of gender and development is the political empowerment of women. Beyond this equality, however, what are the effects of women in government? This paper investigates these effects by examining the relationship between the percentage of women in parliament and overall government effectiveness. The research strongly supports the theory that women are more effective political leaders than their male counterparts.
This is the author's version of the work. This publication appears in Gettysburg College's institutional repository by permission of the copyright owner for personal use, not for redistribution.
Tootell, Abigail L., "The Effect of Women in Government on Government Effectiveness" (2015). Student Publications. 302.
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This paper was written for Prof. Caroline Hartzell's course, POL 303: Topics in International Relations: Women and the Political Economy of Development, Spring 2015.