Individual Attitudes Toward Anti-Corruption Policies in Sub-Saharan Africa: Microeconometric Evidence

Economics Bulletin, Vol. 29 no.3 pp. 1927-1933 (2009)

7 Pages Posted: 6 May 2013

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Joseph Attila

RimeLab, Université Nord de France, Université d'Artois

Date Written: April 5, 2009

Abstract

This study examines African populations' attitudes toward anti-corruption policies. Previous studies only look at individuals' experiences or attitudes with respect to corruption itself or its prevalence. Relying on micro data from six Sub-Saharan African countries and using ordered probit models, we show that social factors (education, employment, living conditions, etc.) significantly affect the citizens' attitudes toward anti-corruption strategies. We also highlight the importance of political characteristics such as access to information (press, media, radio); trust in the court of appeal; participations in demonstrations.

Keywords: corruption, afrobarometer, Sub-Saharan Africa

JEL Classification: H8, O11

Suggested Citation

Attila, Joseph Gbewopo, Individual Attitudes Toward Anti-Corruption Policies in Sub-Saharan Africa: Microeconometric Evidence (April 5, 2009). Economics Bulletin, Vol. 29 no.3 pp. 1927-1933 (2009). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2260999

Joseph Gbewopo Attila (Contact Author)

RimeLab, Université Nord de France, Université d'Artois ( email )

Université d'Artois
EGASS
Arras, 62000
France
+33321603867 (Phone)

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