International Comparison of Social Cohesion

International Comparison of Social Cohesion

Jung, Hae-sik; Seonga Kim

정해식; 김성아
Social Cohesion Index; Social Inclusion; Social Mobility; Social Capital; Social Conflict and Governance
This study aims to develop a social cohesion index,
and to measure the level of social cohesion in
Korea in comparison with other OECD countries.
For these objectives, this study defined social
cohesion in terms of four sub-dimensions and 19
indicators by using the Delphi method. We also
calculated, using the AHP method, the weights of
composite indicators. Measured against the social
cohesion index developed in this study, Korea is
ranked 29th among a total of 30 OECD countries
in 2015. As for the sub-dimensions, Korea ranked
30th in social inclusion, 22nd in social capital, 24th
in social mobility and 26th in social conflict and
governance. These results are the outcome of
subjective weighting which based on social facts of
Korean society. Therefore, caution should be used
in interpreting these results.
Ⅰ. Introduction 1
1. Research Background 3
2. Research Purpose 5
Ⅱ. Literature Review 7
1. Review of the Existing Indices 9
2. Review of Methodologies 13
Ⅲ. Developing a System of Indicators of Social Cohesion 15
1. Overview 17
2. Defining the Dimensions of Social Cohesion 18
3. Identifying and Processing Indicators 22
4. Defining Weights 24
Ⅳ. Current Level of Social Cohesion in Korea 29
1. Measuring the Social Cohesion Index (SCI) 31
2. International Comparison of Social Cohesion 32
3. Social Cohesion in Korea 36
V. Conclusion 41
Bibliography 47
Appendices 49
보고서 번호
Policy Report 2017-01
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