The issue of corruption can never be neglected in the development process. Particularly since the last decade, corruption has gained more attention by economists, but literature on microlevel corruption is still limited. This study aims to contribute to extend the research on this issue.
Corruption can affect a household in a number of ways. By increasing cost of inputs, corruption may negatively effect farm production. Alternatively by paying bribe a farmer can have more input and ultimately his production will be at higher level than the non-payers. Furthermore, determinants and impact of corruption may vary across households depending on their different socio-economic status. All these possibilities are addressed in this book. It uses primary data collected from Bangladeshi farm households. The book came out with several important empirical findings.
This book empirically identifies different farm and community level determinants of corruption. It also identifies determinants of different form of corruption and amount of bribe. The analyses show that how and why a same household have different probability of experiencing corruption in different sectors. The book empirically proves that depending on the production and marketing structure, corruption may have different effect on farm production. Finally, the impact of corruption on food security is estimated in the book. Using the findings of these empirical analyses, some important policy recommendations are provided for combating corruption.
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Farming & Rural systems Economics Vol. 132
2011; XII +210pp.; 21 x 14,8 cm; paper
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