Economics at your fingertips  

Does institutional trust and governance matter for multidimensional well-being? Insights from Pakistan

Muhammad Hassan Danish and Shahzada Muhammad Naeem Nawaz

World Development Perspectives, 2022, vol. 25, issue C

Abstract: This research aims to investigate the relationship between institutional trust and well-being by using the data of 1566 households from Punjab, Pakistan. This study deploys two methods: one is the order logistic regression to analyze the role of institutional trust and governance on SWB, whereas the second is GSEM to develop a structural relationship of independent variables with SWB and SRH. The findings of the study reveal that institutional quality, government effectiveness, and satisfaction with services of hospitals are positively related to happiness, LS, and worth of life. Furthermore, people tend to feel happier and satisfy with their lives if they perceive no corruption by the government and public institutions and have trust on institutions. The present study suggests the government and policymakers improve the institutional quality and enhance the trust of the public in police and judiciary as well as improve the quality of public institutions like education and health departments. The government also needs to implement strict penalties on bribery and corruption in public institutions.

Keywords: Institutional trust; Government effectiveness; Perceived corruption; Happiness; Life satisfaction; Perceived health; Order Logit (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 2022
References: View references in EconPapers View complete reference list from CitEc
Citations: Track citations by RSS feed

Downloads: (external link)
Full text for ScienceDirect subscribers only

Related works:
This item may be available elsewhere in EconPapers: Search for items with the same title.

Export reference: BibTeX RIS (EndNote, ProCite, RefMan) HTML/Text

Persistent link:

DOI: 10.1016/j.wdp.2021.100369

Access Statistics for this article

World Development Perspectives is currently edited by Ashwini Chhatre

More articles in World Development Perspectives from Elsevier
Bibliographic data for series maintained by Catherine Liu ().

Page updated 2022-07-09
Handle: RePEc:eee:wodepe:v:25:y:2022:i:c:s2452292921000850