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Received: 2019-11-15  |  Accepted: 2020-03-10  |  Published: 2020-06-30

Title

Links between corruption and quality of life in European Union


Abstract

Studies looking at the links between corruption and quality of life have begun to take place recently, as until now the quality of life has not traditionally been associated with political decisions. Corruption may be defined as the abuse of entrusted power for private gain, which in one way or another affects the quality of life and satisfaction of others. The aim is to bridge the gap between the nexus of corruption and the quality of life in the EU. EU countries were divided into groups of countries according to the year of accession and cover the years 2004-2017 period. The EU has been selected as a geographical region with the aim of uneven economic development of the countries and the lack of research in the region. The aim of the article is to determine the interdependencies between corruption and quality of life indicators in EU countries. Multivariate regression models revealed that the prevalence of corruption among individual groups of six countries had the highest impact on mortality rates, unambiguously showing how well countries are managing their health care systems, population density, birth rate and population aging, GDP per capita, economic situation, life expectancy, serving as an indicator of quality of life and the number of people with primary education. The results of empirical research allow to form insights that in order to reduce corruption it is necessary to focus on the following spheres reflecting the quality of life: education, health care system and general economic situation of the country. The article used the following methods: comparative and systematic literature analysis, multiple regression analysis.


Keywords

corruption, European Union (EU), life quality, well-being


JEL classifications

E26 , D73


URI

http://jssidoi.org/jesi/article/546


DOI


Pages

2664-2675


Funding

This research was supported by the project “Interdependence between illegal turnover in tobacco and corruption, money laundering and organised crime”, which has received funding from Phillips Morris International Management SA, the number of Grant Agreement Number PRC-9.

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Authors

Remeikienė, Rita
Mykolas Romeris University, Vilnius, Lithuania https://www.mruni.eu
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Gasparėnienė, Ligita
Mykolas Romeris University, Vilnius, Lithuania https://www.mruni.eu
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Chadyšas, Viktoras
Vilnius Gediminas Technical University (VILNIUS TECH), Vilnius, Lithuania https://vilniustech.lt
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Raistenskis, Evaldas
Vilnius University, Vilnius, Lithuania https://www.vu.lt
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Journal title

Entrepreneurship and Sustainability Issues

Volume

7


Number

4


Issue date

June 2020


Issue DOI


ISSN

ISSN 2345-0282 (online)


Publisher

VšĮ Entrepreneurship and Sustainability Center, Vilnius, Lithuania

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