Yamamura, Eiji and Andrés, Antonio R. and Katsaiti, Marina (2011): Does corruption affect suicide? Empirical evidence from OECD countries.
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The question to what extent corruption influences suicide remains still unanswered. This paper examines the effect of corruption on suicide using a panel data approach for 24 OECD countries over the period 1995-2004. Our results show that suicide rates are lower in countries with lower levels of corruption. We also find evidence that this effect is approximately three times larger for males than for females. It follows from these findings that corruption has a detrimental effect on societal well-being and its effect differs based on the social position of genders.
|Item Type:||MPRA Paper|
|Original Title:||Does corruption affect suicide? Empirical evidence from OECD countries|
|Keywords:||Corruption, Panel data, Suicide, Well- Being, OECD|
|Subjects:||D - Microeconomics > D7 - Analysis of Collective Decision-Making > D73 - Bureaucracy ; Administrative Processes in Public Organizations ; Corruption
H - Public Economics > H7 - State and Local Government ; Intergovernmental Relations > H75 - State and Local Government: Health ; Education ; Welfare ; Public Pensions
I - Health, Education, and Welfare > I1 - Health > I18 - Government Policy ; Regulation ; Public Health
|Depositing User:||eiji yamamura|
|Date Deposited:||11. Oct 2011 08:16|
|Last Modified:||18. May 2015 09:49|
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