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  • General Founder and Publisher:

    Centre of Sociological Research

  • Publishing Partners:

    University of Szczecin (Poland)

    Mykolas Romeris University (Lithuania)


    Alexander Dubcek University of Trencín, Faculty of Social and Economic Relations (Slovak Republic)

    University of Entrepreneurship and Law, (Czech Republic)


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    American Sociological Association

    European Sociological Association

    World Economics Association (WEA)




Nonneutrality of Money in a Social Perspective

Vol. 7, No 2, 2014


Julia Włodarczyk


Department of Economics


University of Economics in Katowice

Katowice, Poland



ABSTRACT. The concept of nonneutrality of money is one of the most controversial concepts in the economic theory. Existing theories demonstrate that money is neutral (purely monetary phenomena do not yield real outcomes), but they are based upon assumptions that are unacceptable from the point of view of the complexity of social reality. Rejection of the assumption that the only motive of economic activity is to maximize wealth allows to notice a variety of social, cultural and psychological factors influencing the social meaning and use of money which could be introduced into socio-economic models of monetary phenomena. The aim of this paper is to discuss some results of sociological research linked to the concept of nonneutrality of money. The emphasis is put mostly on the role of individual attitudes toward money. The novelty of this paper consists in linking the concepts of relative deprivation and nonneutrality of money under monetary integration.


Received: March, 2014

1st Revision: April, 2014

Accepted: May, 2014





JEL Classification: A12, D14, D63, E40, Z13

Keywords: money, society, individual attitudes, aggregate relative deprivation.



[1] This research project was funded by the National Science Centre (decision number DEC-2013/09/D/HS4/01157).