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dc.contributor.authorBranisa, Borisen_US
dc.contributor.authorZiegler, Mariaen_US
dc.date.accessioned2011-07-15T14:21:20Z-
dc.date.available2011-07-15T14:21:20Z-
dc.date.issued2011en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10419/48324-
dc.description.abstractIn this paper we reexamine the link between gender inequality and corruption. We review the literature on the relationship between representation of women in economic and political life, democracy and corruption, and bring in a new previously omitted variable that captures the level of discrimination against women in a society: social institutions related to gender inequality. Using a sample of developing countries we regress corruption on the representation of women, democracy and other control variables. Then we add the subindex civil liberties from the OECD Development Centre's GID Data-Base as the measure of social institutions related to gender inequality. The results show that corruption is higher in countries where social institutions deprive women of their freedom to participate in social life, even accounting for democracy and representation of women in political and economic life as well as for other variables. Our findings suggest that, in a context where social values disadvantage women, neither political reforms towards democracy nor increasing the representation of women in political and economic positions might be enough to reduce corruption.en_US
dc.language.isoengen_US
dc.publisher|aZBW - Deutsche Zentralbibliothek für Wirtschaftswissenschaften, Leibniz-Informationszentrum Wirtschaft |cKiel und Hamburgen_US
dc.relation.ispartofseries|aProceedings of the German Development Economics Conference, Berlin 2011 |x15en_US
dc.subject.jelD63en_US
dc.subject.jelD73en_US
dc.subject.jelJ16en_US
dc.subject.ddc330en_US
dc.subject.keywordSocial institutionsen_US
dc.subject.keywordGender inequalityen_US
dc.subject.keywordCorruptionen_US
dc.subject.keywordOECD Development Centre's GID Data-Baseen_US
dc.titleReexamining the link between gender and corruption: The role of social institutionsen_US
dc.typeConference Paperen_US
dc.identifier.ppn665469195-
dc.rightshttp://www.econstor.eu/dspace/Nutzungsbedingungenen_US
dc.identifier.repecRePEc:zbw:gdec11:15-

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