Gender and Corruption: A Panel Data Analysis

15 Pages Posted: 14 Apr 2005

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Adora Cheung

University of Rochester - Department of Economics

Rey Hernández-Julián

Metropolitan State College of Denver

Date Written: April 18, 2006

Abstract

International comparisons have shown that countries with higher rates of female participation in government also have lower levels of corruption. A cross-sectional analysis of the U.S. states finds a similar result. This result may be due to omitted variable bias - an unobserved characteristic is correlated to both corruption and the level of women in government. We use a panel of U.S. states over time and add fixed effects to control for these unobservables and find no significant relationship between women and government corruption.

Keywords: Women, corruption

JEL Classification: H11, H73, Z00

Suggested Citation

Cheung, Adora and Hernandez-Julian, Rey, Gender and Corruption: A Panel Data Analysis (April 18, 2006). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=691468 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.691468

Adora Cheung

University of Rochester - Department of Economics ( email )

Harkness Hall
Rochester, NY 14627
United States

Rey Hernandez-Julian (Contact Author)

Metropolitan State College of Denver ( email )

Student Success Building
890 Auraria Pkwy #310
Denver, CO 80217
United States

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