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Prosocial Behavior and its Impact on Corruption and State Capacity

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dc.contributor.author Hansen, Lauren
dc.date.accessioned 2019-07-15T20:47:21Z
dc.date.available 2019-07-15T20:47:21Z
dc.date.issued 2019-04
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/11416/456
dc.description Honors thesis Spring 2019 en_US
dc.description.abstract This paper considers individual and social factors influencing an individual’s willingness to condone cheating on taxes by examining country- and individual-level data. Corruption appears to have a positive effect on tax evasion, which hinders a country’s state administrative capacity by restricting available resources. Furthermore, an individual’s prosocial attributes tend to encourage their opposition to cheating on taxes. By bringing these two outcomes together, the resulting implication is that by reducing a country’s corruption and increasing community-focused characteristics in individuals, the probability of tax evasion may decrease, leading to improved state capacity and social capital. en_US
dc.publisher Florida Southern College en_US
dc.subject Tax evasion en_US
dc.subject Corruption en_US
dc.subject Social status en_US
dc.title Prosocial Behavior and its Impact on Corruption and State Capacity en_US
dc.type Thesis en_US


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