Economics & Sociology

ISSN: 2071-789X eISSN: 2306-3459 DOI: 10.14254/2071-789X
Index PUBMS: f5512f57-a601-11e7-8f0e-080027f4daa0
Article information
Title: Institutional development gap in the social sector: Cross-country analysis
Issue: Vol. 13, No 1, 2020
Published date: 03-2020 (print) / 03-2020 (online)
Journal: Economics & Sociology
ISSN: 2071-789X, eISSN: 2306-3459
Authors: Tetyana Vasilyeva
Sumy State University, Sumy, Ukraine

Svitlana Bilan
Rzeszów University of Technology, Poland

Kseniya Bagmet
Sumy State University, Sumy, Ukraine

Robert Seliga
University of Social Sciences, Poland
Keywords: institutions, convergence, IDGSS, social capital, social infrastructure, social security
DOI: 10.14254/2071-789X.2020/13-1/17
Index PUBMS: 3c6f5f48-78c9-11ea-a0f3-fa163e0fa1a0
Language: English
Pages: 271-294 (24)
JEL classification: I38, I39
The survey was supported by the Ministry of Education and Science of Ukraine and performed the results of the project “Modeling and forecasting of the socio-economic-political road map of reforms in Ukraine for the transition to a sustainable growth model” (registration number 0118U003569).

An institutional quality convergence is always a relevant subject matter since institutional quality is considered to be a vital factor for economic development. The question regarding the convergence of social parameters into development is especially acute when choosing a social policy direction and the related instruments. This paper proposes a methodology to calculate the institutional development gap of social sector (IDGSS) in its three measures: social capital development, social infrastructure development, social security system development. IDGSS is calculated here for 20 countries. The estimation demonstrates how social development parameters (social capital, social infrastructure and social security) depends on a country’s economic development level. Besides, we show how IDGSS depends on non-economic factors, including the level of basic institutions’ development, the degree of inequality in the distribution of income and poverty.


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