ERIC Number: EJ919968
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011-May
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Reference Count: 23
On the Use of Social Clocks for the Monitoring of Multidimensional Social Development
Mueller, Georg P.
Social Indicators Research, v102 n1 p23-37 May 2011
This article describes a new methodology for monitoring multidimensional social development using social clocks: comparisons with so called reference trajectories make it possible to establish the development stage of a country along a number of independent time axes, thus affording new opportunities for analyzing leads, lags, and asynchronies between variables and countries. This article explores these new possibilities and discusses some of the difficulties in the use of social clocks. To demonstrate the fruitfulness of the new concepts, the article presents an application of the methodology by analyzing the socio-economic development of ten Eastern European countries in the period before they joined the European Union.
Descriptors: Social Development, Economic Development, Research Methodology, Time, Foreign Countries
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