Advanced Search
MyIDEAS: Login to save this paper or follow this series

The perception of corruption

Contents:

Author Info

  • Natalia Melgar

    (Departamento de Economía, Facultad de Ciencias Sociales, Universidad de la República)

  • Máximo Rossi

    (Departamento de Economía, Facultad de Ciencias Sociales, Universidad de la República)

  • Tom W. Smith

    (NORC/University of Chicago)

Abstract

In this paper we analyze the foundations of corruption perception. Even when we employ the concept of corruption in several areas and its connotations vary widely depending on societies and people, it is possibly to find some elements in common which are connected with the misuse of public office with the purpose of making private gains. This paper focuses on this wide concept of corruption. We use data from the module on Citizenship of the 2004 International Social Survey Program (ISSP). Ordered probit models were estimated in order to study the impact of independent variables on the perception of corruption. We conclude that there are significant socio-demographic variables: gender, marital status, religiosity, education and sector of employment, among others. Additionally, we find that country of residence matters and that there are similar results among countries with common characteristics.

Download Info

If you experience problems downloading a file, check if you have the proper application to view it first. In case of further problems read the IDEAS help page. Note that these files are not on the IDEAS site. Please be patient as the files may be large.
File URL: http://decon.edu.uy/publica/2008/0508.pdf
Our checks indicate that this address may not be valid because: 404 Not Found. If this is indeed the case, please notify (Irene Musio) or (Héctor Pastori)
Download Restriction: no

Bibliographic Info

Paper provided by Department of Economics - dECON in its series Documentos de Trabajo (working papers) with number 0508.

as in new window
Length: 24 pages
Date of creation: Mar 2008
Date of revision:
Handle: RePEc:ude:wpaper:0508

Contact details of provider:
Postal: Constituyente 1502, 6to piso, CP 11200, Montevideo
Phone: (598) 2410-6449
Fax: (598) 2410-6450
Email:
Web page: http://www.fcs.edu.uy/subcategoria.php?SubCatId=48&CatId=53
More information through EDIRC

Related research

Keywords: corruption; microeconomic behavior; comparative research; public opinion; ISSP;

Find related papers by JEL classification:

This paper has been announced in the following NEP Reports:

References

References listed on IDEAS
Please report citation or reference errors to , or , if you are the registered author of the cited work, log in to your RePEc Author Service profile, click on "citations" and make appropriate adjustments.:
as in new window
  1. Inna Cabelkova, 2001. "Perceptions of Corruption in Ukraine: Are They Correct?," CERGE-EI Working Papers wp176, The Center for Economic Research and Graduate Education - Economic Institute, Prague.
  2. Inna Cabelkova, 2001. "Perceptions of Corruption in Ukraine: Are They Correct?," Public Economics 0110004, EconWPA.
Full references (including those not matched with items on IDEAS)

Citations

Citations are extracted by the CitEc Project, subscribe to its RSS feed for this item.
as in new window

Cited by:
  1. Giorgina Piani & Natalia Melgar & Máximo Rossi, 2009. "Are there differences between perception of corruption at public and private sector? A multi-country analysis," Documentos de Trabajo (working papers) 0109, Department of Economics - dECON.
  2. Natalia Melgar & Máximo Rossi & Tom W. Smith, 2008. "Individual Attitudes Towards Others, Misanthropy Analysis in a Cross-Country Perspective," Documentos de Trabajo (working papers) 1208, Department of Economics - dECON.
  3. Natalia Melgar & Máximo Rossi & Tom W. Smith, 2008. "The perception of corruption in a cross-country perspective: Why are some individuals more perceptive than others?," Documentos de Trabajo (working papers) 1808, Department of Economics - dECON.

Lists

This item is not listed on Wikipedia, on a reading list or among the top items on IDEAS.

Statistics

Access and download statistics

Corrections

When requesting a correction, please mention this item's handle: RePEc:ude:wpaper:0508. See general information about how to correct material in RePEc.

For technical questions regarding this item, or to correct its authors, title, abstract, bibliographic or download information, contact: (Irene Musio) or (Héctor Pastori).

If you have authored this item and are not yet registered with RePEc, we encourage you to do it here. This allows to link your profile to this item. It also allows you to accept potential citations to this item that we are uncertain about.

If references are entirely missing, you can add them using this form.

If the full references list an item that is present in RePEc, but the system did not link to it, you can help with this form.

If you know of missing items citing this one, you can help us creating those links by adding the relevant references in the same way as above, for each refering item. If you are a registered author of this item, you may also want to check the "citations" tab in your profile, as there may be some citations waiting for confirmation.

Please note that corrections may take a couple of weeks to filter through the various RePEc services.