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The relationship between corruption and chronic diseases: evidence from Europeans aged 50 years and older

Ferrari, L; Salustri, F; (2020) The relationship between corruption and chronic diseases: evidence from Europeans aged 50 years and older. International Journal of Public Health , 65 (3) pp. 345-355. 10.1007/s00038-020-01347-w. Green open access

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Abstract

OBJECTIVES: Do people living in more corrupted countries report worse health? We answer this question by investigating the relationship between country-level corruption and the number of chronic diseases for a sample of Europeans aged above 50. METHODS: We link a rich panel dataset on individual health and socio-demographic characteristics with two country-level corruption indices, analyse the overall relationship with pooled ordinary least squares and fixed-effect models, explore heterogeneous effects driven by country and individual factors, and disentangle the effect across different public sectors. RESULTS: Individuals living in more corrupted countries suffer from a higher number of chronic diseases. The heterogeneity analysis shows that (1) health outcomes are worsened especially for respondents living in relatively low-income countries; (2) the health of females and people with poor socio-economic status is more affected by corruption; (3) the corruption-health negative link mainly occurs for cardiovascular diseases and ulcers; (4) only corrupted sectors linked with healthcare are associated with poorer health. CONCLUSIONS: We inform the policy debate with novel results in establishing a nexus between corruption and morbidity indicators.

Type: Article
Title: The relationship between corruption and chronic diseases: evidence from Europeans aged 50 years and older
Location: Switzerland
Open access status: An open access version is available from UCL Discovery
DOI: 10.1007/s00038-020-01347-w
Publisher version: https://doi.org/10.1007/s00038-020-01347-w
Language: English
Additional information: © The Author(s) 2020. This article is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/).
Keywords: Chronic diseases, Corruption, Europe, Public health
UCL classification: UCL
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > School of Life and Medical Sciences
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > School of Life and Medical Sciences > Faculty of Population Health Sciences
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > School of Life and Medical Sciences > Faculty of Population Health Sciences > Institute for Global Health
URI: https://discovery.ucl.ac.uk/id/eprint/10102659
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