The mental health cost of corruption: evidence from Sub-Saharan Africa
|Title:||The mental health cost of corruption: evidence from Sub-Saharan Africa||Authors:||Gillanders, Robert||Permanent link:||http://hdl.handle.net/10197/3680||Date:||Nov-2011||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.||Funding Details:||Not applicable||Type of material:||Working Paper||Publisher:||University College Dublin. School of Economics||Keywords:||Mental Health; Corruption; Well-Being; Sub-Saharan Africa||Subject LCSH:||Mental health--Africa, Sub-Saharan
Corruption--Psychological aspects--Africa, Sub-Saharan
|Other versions:||http://www.ucd.ie/t4cms/WP11_26.pdf||Language:||en||Status of Item:||Not peer reviewed|
|Appears in Collections:||Economics Working Papers & Policy Papers|
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