What Determines Corruption? International Evidence from Microdata
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Economic Inquiry, Vol. 46, Issue 4, pp. 493-510, October 2008
This paper uses a microlevel data set from 49 countries to create a direct measure of corruption, which portrays the extent of bribery as revealed by individuals who live in those countries. In addition, it investigates the determinants of being asked for a bribe at the individual level. The results show that both personal and country characteristics determine the risk of exposure to bribery. Examples are gender, income, education, marital status, the city size, the countrys unemployment rate, average education, and the strength of the institutions in the country.
Number of Pages in PDF File: 18
JEL Classification: K4, D73, P16Accepted Paper Series
Date posted: October 27, 2008
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