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Corruption and anxiety in Sub-Saharan Africa
Gillanders, Robert
This paper examines the relationship between individuals’ experience of corruption and their anxiety using microeconomic data from the Afrobarometer surveys. The results show a statistically significant and economically meaningful relationship in probit models using both an experience of corruption index and a simple dummy variable. Having to pay a bribe to obtain documents and permits, to avoid problems with the police or to access medical care are the scenarios in which this relationship is strongest. Some evidence is presented that an individual needs to experience such corruption more than ‘once or twice’ for these relationships to become evident.
Keyword(s): Economics; Anxiety; Corruption; Bribery; Well-Being; Sub-Saharan Africa
Publication Date:
2015
Type: Journal article
Peer-Reviewed: Yes
Language(s): English
Institution: Dublin City University
Citation(s): Gillanders, Robert (2015) Corruption and anxiety in Sub-Saharan Africa. Economics of Governance, 17 (1). pp. 47-69. ISSN 1435-6104
Publisher(s): Springer
File Format(s): application/pdf
Related Link(s): http://doras.dcu.ie/22329/1/Corruption_and_Anxiety.pdf
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