English title: Socio-cultural Cleavages in Europe

Author(s): Akos Bodor - Zoltan Grünhut - Reka Horeczki -

Language: English

Type: Journal article

Year: 2014


This paper investigates socio-cultural differences among European countries. The theoretical roots of our defined socio-cultural dimensions are elaborated in a multidisciplinary field. According to the considerable scientific literature, various socio-cultural aspects such as trust, tolerance, civic norms and social networks have a serious impact on the development potential of a country or a region. We empirically tested the characteristics of these socio-cultural aspects on the European Social Survey database. The main conclusion of the paper is that there is a definite socio-cultural cleavage between the northern/western and the Central and Eastern European countries.

Volume: 4

Issue: 2

From page no: 106

To page no: 125

Refereed: Yes

DOI: 10.15196/RS04207

Journal: Regional Statistics

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