JOURNAL OF BEIJING UNIVERSITY OF AERONAUTICS AND A ›› 2020, Vol. 33 ›› Issue (1): 60-67.DOI: 10.13766/j.bhsk.1008-2204.2019.0313

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Residents' Perception of Corruption, Public Service Effectiveness and Township Government Trust

REN Jianming, WANG Pu   

  1. School of Public Administration, Beijing University of Aeronautics and Astronautics, Beijing 100083, China
  • Received:2019-09-09 Online:2020-01-25 Published:2020-02-25

Abstract: The degree of people's trust in township government is an important factor affecting whether the government can effectively provide public management and public services. The corruption of the township government and the phenomenon of integrity but inaction seriously weaken the government's credibility. Based on the data of China's township democracy and governance survey, this paper empirically analyzes the impact of corruption perception and public service effectiveness on township government trust and its intergenerational and regional differences. The results show that rural residents who have poor perception of government corruption have a low degree of trust in the township government. The impact of public service effectiveness on the trust of rural residents in the township government has significant group differences. The political trust of youth groups is mainly affected by social security, public health care, and environmental governance, etc., for the middle-aged and elderly rural residents, the social security situation, social security level and public transportation perfection provided by the township government will become the main factors restricting their political trust. The township government of rural residents in the central and western regions' trust is higher than the eastern regions.

Key words: probity and efficiency, corruption perception, public service effectiveness, trust in government

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