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ERIC Number: EJ1000313
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013-May
Pages: 21
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 33
ISSN: ISSN-0303-8300
Social Cohesion and the Labour Market: Societal Regimes of Civic Attitudes and Labour Market Regimes
Dimeglio, Isabelle; Janmaat, Jan Germen; Mehaut, Philippe
Social Indicators Research, v111 n3 p753-773 May 2013
The aim of this paper is to test the connections between the indicators used in the literature on social cohesion, which usually reflect "general" values or behaviours, and indicators specific to a particular space, namely the labour market. A key question is the stability of the social cohesion's indicators when moving from a societal level to the labour market. Based on data from the World Value Survey, and following a restrictive definition of social cohesion, a comparison is done, for European countries. Examination of the situation in the two spheres makes it possible to identify more or less homogeneous groups of countries and also to point to instabilities. "Regimes" of social cohesion begin to emerge. As in most analyses, the Nordic countries (excluding Finland) have high scores in all the dimensions. Conversely, most of the new EU member states from the former Eastern bloc have low scores, particularly in the horizontal dimension of trust between individuals.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Europe; European Union