Corruption and the Provision of Health Care and Education Services

33 Pages Posted: 1 Feb 2006

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Sanjeev Gupta

International Monetary Fund (IMF) - Fiscal Affairs Department

Hamid R. Davoodi

International Monetary Fund (IMF) - Fiscal Affairs Department

Erwin R. Tiongson

Georgetown University - Edmund A. Walsh School of Foreign Service (SFS); Institute for the Study of Labor (IZA); University College London - CReAM - Centre for Research and Analysis of Migration; Asian Institute of Management

Date Written: June 2000

Abstract

Government intervention to correct market failures is often accompanied by government failures and corruption. This is no more evident than in social sectors that are characterized by significant market failures and government intervention. However, the impact of corruption on the public provision of social services has not been analyzed. This paper reviews the relevant theoretical models and users' perceptions of corruption in the public provision of social services. It then provides evidence that reducing corruption can result in significant social gains as measured by decreases in child and infant mortality rates, percent of low-birthweight babies, and primary school dropout rates.

Keywords: Corruption, education, health care, public provision

JEL Classification: H4, H51, H52

Suggested Citation

Gupta, Sanjeev and Davoodi, Hamid R. and Tiongson, Erwin R., Corruption and the Provision of Health Care and Education Services (June 2000). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=879858 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.879858

Sanjeev Gupta (Contact Author)

International Monetary Fund (IMF) - Fiscal Affairs Department ( email )

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Hamid R. Davoodi

International Monetary Fund (IMF) - Fiscal Affairs Department ( email )

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Washington, DC 20431
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Erwin R. Tiongson

Georgetown University - Edmund A. Walsh School of Foreign Service (SFS) ( email )

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United States

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