On the Confluence of Freedom of the Press, Control of Corruption and Societal Welfare

@article{Ambrey2016OnTC,
  title={On the Confluence of Freedom of the Press, Control of Corruption and Societal Welfare},
  author={C. Ambrey and Christopher M Fleming and Matthew Manning and C. Smith},
  journal={Social Indicators Research},
  year={2016},
  volume={128},
  pages={859-880}
}
  • C. Ambrey, Christopher M Fleming, +1 author C. Smith
  • Published 2016
  • Economics
  • Social Indicators Research
  • Abstract This paper employs data from 135 countries to investigate the role a free press plays in controlling corruption and the extent to which this may lead to greater national income and enhanced societal welfare (as measured by self-reported life satisfaction). Results suggest that freedom of the press, through enabling the control of corruption, is associated with increased real GDP per capita and (independently) higher life satisfaction. This provides further motivation for policy makers… CONTINUE READING
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