Women Presidents Outperform Their Male Counterparts in Complex Economies

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Women Presidents Outperform Their Male Counterparts in Complex Economies

As President Obama delivered his fifth State of the Union address this past week, he may have had more female peers watching this time than any president in U.S. history. In fact, female heads of state are more common now than ever before -- the number has quadrupled since 1960 when Sri Lanka's Sirimavo Bandaranaike became the first elected female head of state in the modern world. Just this January, the Central African Republic joined a growing list of nations around the world led by a female president. Despite their increasing presence on the global stage, the relative effectiveness of women national leaders in growing the world's toughest economies compared to their male counterparts was largely unknown -- until now.

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