The ill effects of public sector corruption in the water and sanitation sector

Anbarci, Nejat, Escaleras, Monica and Register, Charles 2009, The ill effects of public sector corruption in the water and sanitation sector, Land economics, vol. 85, no. 2, pp. 363-377.

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Title The ill effects of public sector corruption in the water and sanitation sector
Author(s) Anbarci, Nejat
Escaleras, Monica
Register, Charles
Journal name Land economics
Volume number 85
Issue number 2
Start page 363
End page 377
Total pages 15
Publisher University of Wisconsin Press
Place of publication Madison, Wis.
Publication date 2009-05
ISSN 0023-7639
1543-8325
Summary In general, given a particular set of institutions, the greater a county's per capita income, the more extensive will be its pro vision of goods and services that require concerted public action. We contend that one of the most important aspects of institutions in this regard is public sector corruption. We test this contention by analyzing 85 countries observed in 1990, 1995, 2000, and 2004--the only years for which data on improved drinking water and adequate sanitation are available. The models point to statistically significant, negative relations between corruption and access to both improved drinking water and adequate sanitation.
Language eng
Field of Research 130203 Economics, Business and Management Curriculum and Pedagogy
Socio Economic Objective 910405 Public Sector Productivity
HERDC Research category C1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal
Copyright notice ©2009, University of Wisconsin
Persistent URL http://hdl.handle.net/10536/DRO/DU:30022998

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