Countries led by women have not fared better during the COVID-19 pandemic, study finds

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'The researchers analyzed the success of 175 countries in containing COVID-19 using data from Our World in Data, the World Bank, Freedom House, and the World Health Organization. After controlling for factors such as GDP per capita and percent of the population over age 65, they found no evidence that countries led by women tended to have less COVID-19 fatalities than countries led by men.

“The perception that women world leaders have done better vis-a-vis COVID-19 cases and deaths largely comes from the fact that other researchers and the media have focused primarily on OECD countries, whereas we looked at the entire global sample of countries,” Windsor told PsyPost. “The cases people tended to focus on were New Zealand and Iceland — two remote island nations with relatively small populations, where borders are easy to control.”'

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