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Corruption and Human Development Correlation in Western Balkan Countries

  • Eglantina HYSA


    (Epoka University, Albania)

The Western Balkan countries are characterized by a series of obstacles in economic, politics and social aspects. A country's progress is measured by different components but the most important one is the economic growth which in the Western Balkans is not very satisfactory. In these last years, instead of economic growth, the economic development is found to be a better index since it includes not only the quantitative issue (income level) but also the qualitative one (health and education level). From the other side, corruption level is found to be a negative indicator in this group of countries. Different researches have founded out a negative relationship between corruption level and countries' progress. The aim of this study is to identify the relationship between corruption level and human development. A regression analysis and a comparison of the degree of this relationship are performed for each Western Balkan county1 during years 2002-2010. The main result of this study is that the relationship between corruption and human development is found to be strong in Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, Serbia, Montenegro and Albania. Croatia shows a weak relationship whereas the relationship in Bosnia and Herzegovina’s case is meaningless.

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Article provided by Danubius University of Galati in its journal Euroeconomica.

Volume (Year): (2011)
Issue (Month): 30 (November)
Pages: 148-157

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Handle: RePEc:dug:journl:y:2011:i:30:p:148-157
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