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Corruption and anxiety in Sub-Saharan Africa

Gillanders, Robert orcid logoORCID: 0000-0001-9462-0005 (2015) Corruption and anxiety in Sub-Saharan Africa. Economics of Governance, 17 (1). pp. 47-69. ISSN 1435-6104

This paper examines the relationship between individuals’ experience of corruption and their anxiety using microeconomic data from the Afrobarometer surveys. The results show a statistically significant and economically meaningful relationship in probit models using both an experience of corruption index and a simple dummy variable. Having to pay a bribe to obtain documents and permits, to avoid problems with the police or to access medical care are the scenarios in which this relationship is strongest. Some evidence is presented that an individual needs to experience such corruption more than ‘once or twice’ for these relationships to become evident.
Item Type:Article (Published)
Uncontrolled Keywords:Anxiety; Corruption; Bribery; Well-Being; Sub-Saharan Africa
Subjects:Business > Economics
DCU Faculties and Centres:DCU Faculties and Schools > DCU Business School
Official URL:https://doi.org/10.1007/s10101-015-0177-6
Copyright Information:© 2015 Springer
Use License:This item is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-Share Alike 3.0 License. View License
ID Code:22329
Deposited On:18 Apr 2018 12:51 by Thomas Murtagh . Last Modified 24 Jan 2019 14:18

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