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Corruption in Ukraine

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Ukraine is a country that is close to my heart, being the origin of my heritage, culture, and community. It's faced many obstacles in becoming an independent, democratic nation. This project is an extension of ideas discussed in the article Corruption in Tax Service Stunts Ukraine's Economic Potential by Josh Kovensky. I found information to be most easily highlighted through comparing Ukraine to other countries. The data was provided through Knoema, a resource that aggregates data from valid sources that compares information about different countries. The limitations of finding data on corrupt practice made it more feasible to center the project around a global analysis of corruption. I was initially using the Corruption Perceptions Index as my dataset but became interested in seeing the difference between income inequality. Interestingly, the US has income inequality comparable to Uganda and Ukraine is comparable to Norway and Sweden.

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