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
Date Written: April 5, 2009
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
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