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Approaches to Empirical Analysis of Social Exclusion: International Comparison

Vol. 9, No 2, 2016

Iryna Loktieva

 

Institute for Economics and Forecasting,

Ukrainian National Academy of Sciences,

Kyiv, Ukraine

 

iryna.lokteva@gmail.com

APPROACHES TO EMPIRICAL ANALYSIS OF SOCIAL EXCLUSION: INTERNATIONAL COMPARISON

 

Abstract.The paper presents the measuring schemes for components of the multidimensional structure of social exclusion concept and their application for the comparative analysis of Ukraine with the European countries. According to the approach of measuring social exclusion proposed by G. Jehoel-Gijsbers and Vrooman, the typical dimensions of the concept were defined: material deprivation and social isolation. The mentioned components of social exclusion were extracted in Hungary, Germany, Spain, Sweden, United Kingdom, and Ukraine by using the factor analysis on the basis of the results of European social survey (ESS). The possible approaches to exclusion analysis were demonstrated. It is found that a less affluent country, through its social security system, can create conditions under which the share of the excluded is smaller than that in a wealthy country. However, the results of analysis of the relational dimension of social exclusion, in the cases of Sweden and Spain, Ukraine and Hungary, show no direct relationship between the welfare models and social isolation.

 

Received: July, 2015

1st Revision: December, 2015

Accepted: March, 2016

 

DOI: 10.14254/2071- 789X.2016/9-2/10

JEL Classification: Z13, C38, C21, I32

Keywords: social exclusion, material deprivation, social isolation, factor analysis, one-way analysis of variance.