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How Does Good Governance Relate to Quality of Life?

Ana Cárcaba (), Eduardo González (), Juan Ventura () and Rubén Arrondo ()
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Ana Cárcaba: Facultad de Economía y Empresa, University of Oviedo, Av. Cristo, s/n, 33006 Oviedo, Spain
Eduardo González: Facultad de Economía y Empresa, University of Oviedo, Av. Cristo, s/n, 33006 Oviedo, Spain
Juan Ventura: Facultad de Economía y Empresa, University of Oviedo, Av. Cristo, s/n, 33006 Oviedo, Spain
Rubén Arrondo: Facultad de Economía y Empresa, University of Oviedo, Av. Cristo, s/n, 33006 Oviedo, Spain

Sustainability, 2017, vol. 9, issue 4, 1-16

Abstract: This paper explores the relationship between the practices of good governance and the quality of life at the municipal level in Spain. A composite indicator of the quality of life of 393 Spanish municipalities in 2011 is estimated using varied statistical information. For this purpose, we follow a benefit of the doubt approach based on Data Envelopment Analysis. Then three dimensions of good governance are considered: transparency, participation, and accountability. The results show a significant positive relationship between quality of life and participation and financial accountability. However, transparency seems to be unrelated to quality of life.

Keywords: quality of life; governance; transparency; Spain; accountability (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: Q Q0 Q2 Q3 Q5 Q56 O13 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 2017
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