Department of Economics and Business Economics

Christian Bjørnskov

Exploiting the Poor: Bureaucratic Corruption and Poverty in Africa

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Exploiting the Poor : Bureaucratic Corruption and Poverty in Africa. / Kamp Justesen, Mogens; Bjørnskov, Christian.

In: World Development, Vol. 58, 2014, p. 106-115.

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Kamp Justesen, Mogens ; Bjørnskov, Christian. / Exploiting the Poor : Bureaucratic Corruption and Poverty in Africa. In: World Development. 2014 ; Vol. 58. pp. 106-115.

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abstract = "While extant research has focused on the causes and consequences of corruption at the macro-level, less effort has been devoted to understanding the micro-foundation of corruption. We argue that poor people are more likely to be victims of corrupt behavior by street-level bureaucrats as the poor often rely heavily on services provided by governments. We test this proposition using micro-level survey data from the Afrobaromenter. Multilevel regressions across 18 countries show that poor people are much more prone to experience having to pay bribes to government officials.",
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