Brazil: Social globalization

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 Brazil

Social globalization index (0-100)

 Latest value 62.45
 Reference 2019
 Measure points
 Source The Swiss Institute of Technology in Zurich

For that indicator, we provide data for Brazil from 1970 to 2019. The average value for Brazil during that period was 42.97 points with a minimum of 30.5 points in 1971 and a maximum of 63.71 points in 2014. The latest value from 2019 is 62.45 points. For comparison, the world average in 2019 based on 191 countries is 64.03 points. See the global rankings for that indicator or use the country comparator to compare trends over time.
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The KOF Social Globalization Index for Brazil and other countries has three dimensions. First, it reflects the extent of personal contacts across borders via travel, migration, remittances, and other means. Second, it measures the information flow between Brazil and the rest of the world in terms of telecommunications through television, internet, mail, and other channels. Third, the index reflects the cultural proximity of a country to other countries via the access to international movies, music, and other media. Various measures for these indicators are compiled into one overall "social globalization" index for Brazil.

Definition: Social globalization has three dimensions: personal contacts, information flows, and cultural proximity. The sub-index on personal contacts includes international telecom traffic, degree of tourism, transfers, foreign population, and number of international letters. The sub-index on information flows includes number of internet users, share of households with a television set, and trade in newspapers. The sub-index on cultural proximity includes trade in books and number of McDonald’s restaurants and Ikea located in a country. More information and the original data can be obtained here.
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