The Effects of Corruption, Female Political Participation and Youth on Political Stability
Political stability is vital for ensuring safety and security of people. Both the material and intangible losses caused by political instabilities include human lives, GDP decline, increased inflation rates, higher poverty and unemployment levels, decreased production and investments. Corruption is cited to be one of the most prominent reasons for public discontent. The aim of this paper is to examine the potential influence of perceived level of corruption, female political participation and the youth bulge on political stability. For this purpose, a panel data of more than 200 countries for the period of 1996-2012 was employed to conduct the OLS panel data regression with country and year fixed effects.