Shelter in place? Depends on the place: Corruption and social distancing in American states

Oguzhan Dincer, Robert Gillanders

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleScientificpeer-review

3 Citations (Scopus)

Abstract

We investigate the links between corruption and compliance with social distancing during COVID-19 pandemic in America. Both theory and empirical evidence point to a corrosive effect of corruption on trust/social capital which in turn determine people's behavior towards compliance with public health policies. Using data from 50 states we find that people who live in more corrupt states are less likely to comply with so called shelter in place/stay at home orders. Our results are robust to different measures of corruption.
Original languageEnglish
Article number113569
Peer-reviewed scientific journalSocial Science & Medicine
Volume269
ISSN0277-9536
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 03.12.2020
MoE publication typeA1 Journal article - refereed

Keywords

  • 511 Economics
  • corruption
  • COVID-19
  • social distancing
  • trust
  • social capital
  • American States

Fingerprint

Dive into the research topics of 'Shelter in place? Depends on the place: Corruption and social distancing in American states'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

Cite this