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Theoretical and Applied Economics
No. 4 / 2022 (633), Winter

An analysis of the effect of widespread unemployment on corruption

Mahatma Jyotiba Phule Rohilkhand University, Bareilly, India
Ashutosh PRIYA
Mahatma Jyotiba Phule Rohilkhand University, Bareilly, India
Ravi Kumar GUPTA
Madan Mohan Malaviya University of Technology, Gorakhpur, India

Abstract. Background. Unemployment hinders the economic growth of every country, it intensifies levels of illicit activities in every economy. An economy faces many economic as well as social problems due to unemployment and illicit activities. Objective. This study aims to analyse the effects of widespread unemployment on illicit activities. Methodology. This study used panel data from about 158 countries ranging from the year 2003 to the year 2016. Results. Findings show unemployment has a direct and positive impact on corruption-related activities. If the presence of unemployment is high in a particular country, it will increase corruption-related activities and vice versa.

Keywords: unemployment, inflation, corruption, globalization, multivariate analysis.

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