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Sustainability 2017, 9(4), 631;

How Does Good Governance Relate to Quality of Life?

Facultad de Economía y Empresa, University of Oviedo, Av. Cristo, s/n, 33006 Oviedo, Spain
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Academic Editor: Ralf Hansmann
Received: 1 February 2017 / Revised: 30 March 2017 / Accepted: 12 April 2017 / Published: 17 April 2017
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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. View Full-Text
Keywords: quality of life; governance; transparency; Spain; accountability quality of life; governance; transparency; Spain; accountability

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Cárcaba, A.; González, E.; Ventura, J.; Arrondo, R. How Does Good Governance Relate to Quality of Life? Sustainability 2017, 9, 631.

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