Media, Education and Corruption: Investigating the Associations

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Nabamita Dutta

University of Wisconsin, La Crosse

Sanjukta Roy

World Bank Institute

Date Written: June 2013

Abstract

We study the interactive association of press freedom, access to media and education with a nation's corruption levels. A free press generates unbiased information that greater access to the media helps propagate; and a greater degree of education, in the same context, helps individuals apply that information. This entire process generates a vigilant and corruptionā€free economy. It is therefore important to consider these factors in conjunction.

Keywords: access to information, corruption, education, press freedom

JEL Classification: D73, O1, O11

Suggested Citation

Dutta, Nabamita and Roy, Sanjukta, Media, Education and Corruption: Investigating the Associations (June 2013). Economic Affairs, Vol. 33, Issue 2, pp. 207-219, 2013. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2275740 or http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/ecaf.12020

Nabamita Dutta (Contact Author)

University of Wisconsin, La Crosse ( email )

Dept. of Economics, 1725 State Street
La Crosse, WI 54601
United States
6087855294 (Phone)

Sanjukta Roy

World Bank Institute ( email )

1818 H Street, N.W.
Washington, DC 20433
United States

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