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Individual attitudes toward anti-corruption policies in Sub-Saharan Africa: Microeconometric evidence

  • Gbewopo Attila

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    (NUPI, Norway and CERDI-CNRS, University of Auvergne, France)

This study examines African populations` attitudes toward anti-corruption policies. Previous studies only look at individuals` experiences or attitudes with respect to corruption itself or its prevalence. Relying on micro data from six Sub-Saharan African countries and using ordered probit models, we show that social factors (education, employment, living conditions, etc.) significantly affect the citizens` attitudes toward anti-corruption strategies. We also highlight the importance of political characteristics such as access to information (press, media, radio); trust in the court of appeal; participations in demonstrations.

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Volume (Year): 29 (2009)
Issue (Month): 3 ()
Pages: 1933-1939

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