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dc.contributor.authorHunt, Jenniferen_US
dc.date.accessioned2009-01-28T16:13:58Z-
dc.date.available2009-01-28T16:13:58Z-
dc.date.issued2004en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10419/20419-
dc.description.abstractI study data on bribes actually paid by individuals to public officials, viewing the results through a theoretical lens that considers the implications of trust networks. A bond of trust may permit an implicit quid pro quo to substitute for a bribe, which reduces corruption. Appropriate networks are more easily established in small towns, by long-term residents of areas with many other long-term residents, and by individuals in regions with many residents their own age. I confirm that the prevalence of bribery is lower under these circumstances, using the International Crime Victim Surveys. I also find that older people, who have had time to develop a network, bribe less. These results highlight the uphill nature of the battle against corruption faced by policy-makers in rapidly urbanizing countries with high fertility. I show that victims of (other) crimes bribe all types of public officials more than non-victims, and argue that both their victimization and bribery stem from a distrustful environment.en_US
dc.language.isoengen_US
dc.publisheren_US
dc.relation.ispartofseriesIZA Discussion paper series 1179en_US
dc.subject.jelD6en_US
dc.subject.jelO1en_US
dc.subject.jelK4en_US
dc.subject.ddc330en_US
dc.subject.keywordnetworksen_US
dc.subject.keywordcrimeen_US
dc.subject.keywordcorruptionen_US
dc.subject.stwKorruptionen_US
dc.subject.stwVertrauenen_US
dc.titleTrust and Bribery : The Role of the Quid Pro Quo and the Link with Crimeen_US
dc.typeWorking Paperen_US
dc.identifier.ppn389183512en_US
dc.rightshttp://www.econstor.eu/dspace/Nutzungsbedingungen-
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