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Decentralization and corruption: evidence from primary health-care programmes

  • Sandro Garcia Duarte Peixoto
  • Fabiana Fontes Rocha
  • Marislei Nishijima
  • Fernando Antonio Slaibe Postali

The aim of this article is to evaluate whether there is an association between decentralization and corruption. In order to do so we analyse Brazilian health-care programmes that are run locally. To construct objective measures of corruption, we use the information from the reports of the auditing programme of the local governments of Brazil. Results point that there is no relationship between decentralization and corruption, whatever the measure of decentralization used.

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Article provided by Taylor & Francis Journals in its journal Applied Economics Letters.

Volume (Year): 19 (2012)
Issue (Month): 18 (December)
Pages: 1885-1888

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