The mental health cost of corruption: evidence from Sub-Saharan Africa

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dc.contributor.author Gillanders, Robert
dc.date.accessioned 2012-06-15T15:58:02Z
dc.date.available 2012-06-15T15:58:02Z
dc.date.issued 2011-11
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10197/3680
dc.description.abstract This paper examines the effect that experiencing corruption has on an individual’s mental health using microeconomic data from the Afrobarometer surveys. The results show a statistically significant and economically meaningful effect in both binary and ordered probit models using both an experience of corruption index and a simple binary variable. Having to pay a bribe to obtain documents and permits, to avoid problems with the police or to access medical care emerge as the arenas in which corruption can have a damaging effect on mental health. Some evidence is presented that an individual needs to experience such corruption more than ‘once or twice’ for this effect to become evident. en
dc.description.sponsorship Not applicable en
dc.format.extent 200109 bytes
dc.format.mimetype application/pdf
dc.language.iso en en
dc.publisher University College Dublin. School of Economics en
dc.relation.ispartofseries UCD Centre for Economic Research Working Paper Series en
dc.relation.ispartofseries WP11/26 en
dc.relation.requires Economists Online Collection & RePEc en
dc.subject Mental Health en
dc.subject Corruption en
dc.subject Well-Being en
dc.subject Sub-Saharan Africa en
dc.subject.lcsh Mental health--Africa, Sub-Saharan en
dc.subject.lcsh Corruption--Psychological aspects--Africa, Sub-Saharan en
dc.subject.lcsh Well-being--Africa, Sub-Saharan en
dc.title The mental health cost of corruption: evidence from Sub-Saharan Africa en
dc.type Working Paper en
dc.internal.availability Full text available en
dc.internal.webversions http://www.ucd.ie/t4cms/WP11_26.pdf en
dc.status Not peer reviewed en
dc.neeo.contributor Gillanders|Robert|aut| en
dc.description.othersponsorship Irish Research Council for the Humanities and Social Sciences en
dc.description.admin ti, sp, ab - kpw5/12/11 en


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