Yamamura, Eiji and Andrés, Antonio R. (2011): Does corruption affect suicide? Empirical evidence from OECD countries.
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Panel data regressions for 24 OECD countries showed that the less corrupt a society is, the lower the total suicide rate. This effect was approximately three times larger for males than for females. It follows that corruption has a detrimental effect on social well-being.
|Item Type:||MPRA Paper|
|Original Title:||Does corruption affect suicide? Empirical evidence from OECD countries|
|Keywords:||Corruption, Panel data, Suicide, 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:||19. Mar 2011 16:23|
|Last Modified:||04. Apr 2013 04:25|
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