Advances in Management and Applied Economics

Democracy, Morality and Social Progress

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    This paper hypothesizes that democracy is favorable for both national morals and for national social progress. It employs cross country regression analysis to investigate the relationship between national morality and the extent of democracy, and the relationship between national social progress and democracy. The empirical findings are consistent with the contention that higher levels of democracy are associated with higher levels of national morality, and, with increased levels of social progress.