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Study Finds Female Politicians Less Corrupt

September 20, 2013

From Jennifer Granholm to Terri Lynn Land, Michigan has seen its share of well-known females who served as government official. Now new research finds that women politicians may be far less likely to engage in corruption – or even tolerate it – than male officials. WDET’s Quinn Klinefelter talked with the author of the study – Rice University’s Justin Esarey…who says the effect seems to depend on just where a female official is governing…