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Title: Understanding corruption : the perception of corruption and impact on livelihoods amongst residents of Apata, Ibadan, Nigeria
Author: Obinwa, Chris Etuka
ISNI:       0000 0004 2717 7703
Awarding Body: University of Reading
Current Institution: University of Reading
Date of Award: 2006
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Until now, little has been investigated empirically on the impact of bribery and corruption on livelihoods of the income groups, especially in Africa in general an Nigeria in particular. Most available literatures focused on corruption from the receiver's perspective, but this study explored the impact of bribery and corruption from the giver's (payer's) perspective, on the impact of corruption on livelihoods of the low, middle and high income households in education and health care provision in Apata, Ibadan, Nigeria. The researcher used both quantitative and qualitative methodologies which comprised of in-depth structured questionnaires, semi-structured interviews, participant observation, documentary sources and case studies, to examine and understand the impact of bribery and corruption on the income and expenditure, access to education and health care, and their quality, and how the income groups perceive bribery and corruption in education and health care provision. The major objective findings are that bribery and corruption impacted severely on the low income households' incomes, their access to quality schools and health care, the increase in the use of informal health care by the income groups especially the low income households, the use of social networks by the high income households and their perceptions based on their experiences that bribery and corruption are not only endemic in education and health care provision but are also prevalent in other sectors of the Nigeria economy, due to the governments inability to checkmate corruption. Bribery and corruption had adverse effect on low income households because it prevented them from having access to education and health care and also it impacted the provision and quality of education and health care accessed, through embezzlement, misappropriation of funds, dearth of facilities and infrastructure, and lack of both common and prescription drugs.
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Qualification Name: Thesis (Ph.D.) Qualification Level: Doctoral
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