Happier together: Social cohesion in addition to subjective well-being Jan DelheyJacobs Uni
Dworkin, Greg, Contributing Editor has reference to this Academic Journal, PHwiki organized this Journal Happier together: Social cohesion in addition to subjective well-being Jan DelheyJacobs University BremenBertelsmann Cohesion Radar projectwww.social-cohesion.netGLADSGood Lives in addition to Decent Societiesindividual well-being societal well-being(quality of life) (quality of society) e.g. social cohesionConcerns about cohesion: cohesion refers to a specific aspect of a societys collective quality of life: the solidarity exhibited by the people of that society. In other words, cohesion describes the sense of community in addition to the degree of brotherhood that exist.Collective property, not an individual.Social cohesion is believed to be challenged: growing ethno-cultural diversity; a widening gap between rich in addition to poor; technological changes; welfare state retrenchments; Euro-crisis . A gap in the social reporting l in addition to scape (Legatum Prosperity Index 8 dimensions, social capital; Index of Social Progress 10 dimensions, social chaos)
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Scope of the study34 countriesover 20 years (collapsed intofour time periods)Our concept of social cohesionOverlap with other studies, e.g. Chan (2006)Data sources: Survey data, expert ratings in addition to process data
The international cohesion ranking in more detailCohesion: quite stable over time
Cohesion strong in rich societiesDeterminants of social cohesionNational income (GDP p.c.) Knowledge economyIncome inequality(Unemployment rate)Importance of religionPostmaterialist value climateWhats not influencing cohesion:Ethnic fractionalization; migration (excpetion: migration from Eastern European)Masculine/feminine culture (Hofstede)The effect on SWBNormative perspective vs. happiness perspectiveThe more the better Or mixed blessing (cf. dark sides of social cohesion)Equally important as long as rich in addition to poor societiesEqually important as long as more/less vulnerable groups
LifeSat higher in cohesive societiesWhich components of SWB are enhanced by cohesion EU countries only; EQLSCohesion more important in rich countries EU countries only; EQLS
Cohesion is good as long as all: less vs. more vulnerable groupsEU countries only; EQLSIn summary Social cohesion is focusing on one important aspect of a decent society.Social cohesion mainly depends on economic conditions, equality, in addition to the value climate. Citizens have higher SWB in more cohesive societies (Western Europe in particular).Cohesion is good as long as all.More important than GDP (GDP works through cohesion).We are happier together!
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