martes, noviembre 19, 2013

¿LE SORPRENDE ESTO A ALGUIEN? Según un estudio, los alumnos que hacen trampas acaban siendo funcionarios en mayor proporción de los que no las hacen:

College students who cheated on a simple task were more likely to want government jobs, researchers from Harvard University and the University of Pennsylvania found in a study of hundreds of students in Bangalore, India.

Their results, recently released as a working paper by the National Bureau of Economic Research, suggest that one of the contributing forces behind government corruption could be who gets into government work in the first place.

For instance, “if people have the view that jobs in government are corrupt, people who are honest might not want to get into that system,” said Rema Hanna, an associate professor at the Kennedy School of Government at Harvard. To combat that problem, governments may need to find new ways to screen people seeking jobs, she said.

Researchers ran a series of experiments with more than 600 students finishing up college in India.

Ojo, clase de lógica elemental para impermeables, que ya los veo venir: no digo que todos los funcionarios sean tramposos y lo hayan sido de estudiantes, sino que los que han sido tramposos es más probable que acaben siendo funcionarios que los que no lo son. No es lo mismo.