Country and region specific information on gender and corruption

The effect of gender on corruption in Latin America. Ferguson, R.T., 2015.

This paper examines whether the gender of a political leader in Latin America changes the level of corruption in the country. To understand if a female political leader brings changes to corruption in their respective countries, this paper examines the case of Argentina and the president, Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner, to see if a difference in gender brings about a change in corruption and supplements its findings with data and information on other Latin American countries. The paper first constructs a theoretical framework to explain, how and why a female political leader might have a different effect on corruption than a male leader, focusing on the effects that culture may have on female leaders' policy and how the expectation of voters may change the way a female politician acts. The next part of the paper explores whether corruption levels as well as if the policy and agendas of female politicians support the theories of the study.  

Good government in Mexico: The relevance of the gender perspective. Grimes, M., & Wängnerud, L., 2015.

Using sub-national survey data by Transparencia Mexicana to compare corruption levels over time and how they relate to the number of women in government, this paper suggests that levels of corruption affect women's ability to enter the political arena, but that once in political office, the presence of women in government contributes to reducing corruption.

Perceptions of trust, corruption and gender in Peru and the United States. Rudolf, M., 2014. in Economics Honors Papers. Paper 17 http://digitalcommons.conncoll...

This paper examines corruption, trust, and gender perceptions in Peru and the United States. Using two self-designed surveys, 150 Peruvians and 771 Americans were asked about the perceptions of ethics. Both surveys highlight how ethical questions are related between emerging and developed nations. In a developing country, perceptions of gender differences are affected by income and education. The more educated a person is, the less likely they are to think that women are less corrupt than men. Interestingly, the education effect disappears in the study in the United States. Instead, there is a clear correlation between the results of a hypothetical trust game and real life ethical situations. If someone is more trusting in a hypothetical situation they are also found to be more trusting in real situations. A scenario that asked respondents to assess the likelihood that someone returns a stolen wallet shows that all participants see it as more likely for women to return a lost wallet. Some of the other scenarios do not have answers that are as clear. 

Gender and corruption in Latin America: Is there a link? UNDP, 2013.

This working paper contributes to setting the basis for a policy dialogue and analysis on gender and corruption in Latin America. The paper defines a basic conceptual framework on corruption and gender and develops an analytical methodology based on three case studies: Chile, Colombia and El Salvador. It analyses how some ideas have been approached in current studies and questions with new evidence some premises that have been part of collective notions. This recent publication also offers some clues that can serve as starting points to promote related theoretical research and public policies.

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