DC Accepted Papers Paper: Gender and Bribery Victimization in Mexico

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Ana Paulina Ornelas Cruz, Georgetown University

In recent years, growing attention has been paid to the relationship between gender and corruption. Research has found that women are less likely to commit acts of corruption. International organizations, among others, have studied the profile of citizens that are most likely to be asked for a bribe. These studies have provided evidence on the relationship between income level, employment status, and occupation type and the probability of being asked for a bribe (bribery victimization). However, there is paucity of research on the relationship between gender and bribery victimization. Using individual-level survey data from the 2018/2019 AmericasBarometer survey, I find that men in Mexico are more likely than women to be targets of bribery.