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
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)
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