Gender and Corruption
IRIS Center Working Paper No. 232
33 Pages Posted: 15 Feb 2001
Date Written: November 1999
Using several independent data sets, we investigate an aspect of corruption that has received little attention: its differential incidence by gender. We show using micro data that women are less involved in bribery, and are less likely to condone bribe taking. Cross-country data show that corruption is less severe where women comprise a larger share of the labor force, and where women hold a larger share of parliamentary seats.
Keywords: gender, corruption, women
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