Gender Inequality

Here's why having more women in government is good for your health

Greek President Prokopis Pavlopoulos and German Chancellor Angela Merkel shake hands during a meeting at the Presidential Palace in Athens, Greece, January 11, 2019 Image: REUTERS/Alkis Konstantinidis

Carles Muntaner
Professor, Faculty of Nursing, , University of Toronto
Edwin Ng
Assistant Professor, School of Social Work, , University of Waterloo
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Relation between mortality rate and number of women in government
Relation between mortality rate and number of women in government Image: SSM - Population Health

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