Are women really less corrupt than man? An insight from theory and empirics on gender and corruption
Dr. Laxmi Narayan
There are different theories being offered to explain why women are less corrupt than men. These explanations include psychology/biology/experiential realities, opportunity/network, corrupt incentive, culture, risk aversion, resistance towards corruption, institutional context and gender dynamics. Based on extensive literature survey, paper presented various dimensions of the relationship and identifies discernible factors highlighting observed behaviour.