The performance of women leaders in the Covid pandemic offers a global experiment in crisis management. Why has gender made a difference?
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On 8 June 2020, New Zealand was declared virus-free and Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern lifted all restrictions except stringent border controls. With fewer than 500 confirmed cases and seven deaths from the virus Taiwan, under the presidency of Tsai Ing-wen, is seen to have performed very well.
Germany, under Angela Merkel, has done better than most European countries in the first quarter of the Covid pandemic. The performance of these female leaders in the Covid pandemic offers a unique global experiment in national crisis management and has given rise to much media attention.
This is a significant shift from the male-dominated view of
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