Corruption ‘gender gap’ found in democratic societies

Women are less tolerant of governmental corruption compared to their male counter parts, but only in democratic countries, according to US research.

Research from Rice University found a distinct ‘gender gap’ in countries where corruption is stigmatised but no gender distinction in countries with ingrained and accepted corruption.

Data collected from 157 countries between 1998 and 2007, revealed increased female participation in government is associated with lower level corruption, but not in autocratic systems.

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