Does Gender Matter for Political Leadership? The Case of U.S. Mayors

@article{Ferreira2011DoesGM,
  title={Does Gender Matter for Political Leadership? The Case of U.S. Mayors},
  author={Fernando V. Ferreira and Joseph Gyourko},
  journal={Female Leadership Challenges eJournal},
  year={2011}
}

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