Economics & Sociology

ISSN: 2071-789X eISSN: 2306-3459 DOI: 10.14254/2071-789X
Index PUBMS: f5512f57-a601-11e7-8f0e-080027f4daa0
Article information
Title: Approaches to Empirical Analysis of Social Exclusion: International Comparison
Issue: Vol. 9, No 2, 2016
Published date: 06-2016 (print) / 06-2016 (online)
Journal: Economics & Sociology
ISSN: 2071-789X, eISSN: 2306-3459
Authors: Iryna Loktieva
Keywords: social exclusion, material deprivation, social isolation, factor analysis, one-way analysis of variance
DOI: 10.14254/2071-789X.2016/9-2/10
Index PUBMS: 63479420-0280-11e8-94c4-fa163e5d4f72
Language: English
Pages: 148-157 (10)
JEL classification: Z13, C38, C21, I32

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.