GROWTH IN HUMAN DEVELOPMENT: THE ROLE OF CORRUPTION
Article first published online: 4 OCT 2013
Copyright © 2013 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.
Journal of International Development
Volume 26, Issue 7, pages 974–998, October 2014
How to Cite
2014), GROWTH IN HUMAN DEVELOPMENT: THE ROLE OF CORRUPTION, J. Int. Dev., 26, pages 974–998, doi: 10.1002/jid.2963, and (
- Issue published online: 7 OCT 2014
- Article first published online: 4 OCT 2013
- Manuscript Accepted: 6 SEP 2013
- Manuscript Revised: 24 JUL 2013
- Manuscript Received: 9 JUL 2012
- cross-country growth regression;
- income inequality;
- human development
The objective of this paper is to offer evidence on the effects of corruption on human development. With this aim, cross-country growth models have been estimated in which the growth rates of the three components of the Human Development Index (HDI) in the period 2000–2009 are regressed on a set of conditioning factors such as perceived corruption and income inequality. The results of the estimations suggest that both the growth of the HDI and its education component are affected by income inequality. However, the negative effect of corruption on the growth of human development seems to be restricted to the health component of the HDI. Copyright © 2013 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.