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dc.contributor.authorForgues-Puccio, Gonzalo
dc.contributor.authorLauw, Erven
dc.identifier.citationForgues-Puccio , G & Lauw , E 2021 , ' Gender inequality, corruption and economic development ' , Review of Development Economics , vol. 25 , no. 4 , 12793 , pp. 2133-2156 .
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dc.identifier.otherScopus: 85107376574
dc.descriptionFunding: This work was supported by the Scottish Institute for Research in Economics; the University of St Andrews; and Abertay University.en
dc.description.abstractWe investigate the effect of bureaucratic corruption on economic development when women are discriminated against in the labor market. The analysis is based on a dynamic general equilibrium model in which capital accumulation drives economic development. The government appoints bureaucrats to administer public policy. Corruption arises due to the opportunity for bureaucrats to embezzle public funds. In the event of detection and dismissal, the private sector serves as the bureaucrats' outside option. Our main results can be summarized as follows: first, when the public sector is a more gender-equal employer than the private sector, female bureaucrats are less corrupt than male; second, corruption and development are jointly determined allowing the possibility of a poverty trap; and third, a policy to increase female participation in the public sector potentially reduces corruption and fosters economic development.
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dc.rightsCopyright © 2021 The Authors. Review of Development Economics published by John Wiley & Sons Ltd. This is an open access article under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits use, distribution and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.en
dc.subjectEconomic developmenten
dc.subjectGender inequalityen
dc.subjectHB Economic Theoryen
dc.subjectHC Economic History and Conditionsen
dc.subjectHV Social pathology. Social and public welfareen
dc.titleGender inequality, corruption and economic developmenten
dc.typeJournal articleen
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dc.contributor.institutionUniversity of St Andrews.School of Economics and Financeen
dc.description.statusPeer revieweden

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