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Gender and Corruption

Anand Swamy, Stephen Knack, Young Lee and Omar Azfar
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Young Lee: Korea Development Institute

No 2000-10, Department of Economics Working Papers from Department of Economics, Williams College

Abstract: Using several independent data sets, we investigate the relationship between gender and corruption. We show using micro data that women are less involved in bribery, and are less likely to condone bribe taking. Cross-country data show that corruption is less severe where women hold a larger share of parliamentary seats and senior positions in the government bureaucracy, and comprise a larger share of the labor force.

Keywords: Corruption; Gender; Public policy (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: J16 K42 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Pages: 40 pages
Date: 2000-08
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Published in Journal of Development Economics, 2001, Vol. 64, 25- 55.

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