Does Corruption Affect suicide? Econometric Evidence from OECD Countries

Eiji Yamamura, Antonio R. Andrés, Marina Selini Katsaiti

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    The question to what extent corruption influences suicide still remains unanswered. This paper examines the effect of corruption on suicide using a panel data approach for 24 OECD countries over the period 1995-2004. Our results show that suicide rates are lower in countries with lower levels of corruption. We also find evidence that this effect is approximately three times larger for males than for females. It follows from these findings that corruption has a detrimental effect on societal well-being and its effect differs based on the social position of genders.

    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)133-145
    Number of pages13
    JournalAtlantic Economic Journal
    Issue number2
    Publication statusPublished - Jun 2012


    • Corruption
    • OECD
    • Panel data
    • Suicide
    • Well-being

    ASJC Scopus subject areas

    • General Economics,Econometrics and Finance


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