Saint Lucia: Social globalization

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 Saint Lucia

Social globalization index (0-100)

 Latest value 78.61
 Year 2018
 Measure points
 Data availability 1979 - 2018
 Average 67.79
 Min - Max 59.86 - 78.61
 Source The Swiss Institute of Technology in Zurich
For that indicator, we provide data for Saint Lucia from 1979 to 2018. The average value for Saint Lucia during that period was 67.79 points with a minimum of 59.86 points in 1989 and a maximum of 78.61 points in 2018. The latest value from 2018 is 78.61 points. For comparison, the world average in 2018 based on 198 countries is 64.79 points. See the global rankings for that indicator or use the country comparator to compare trends over time.
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Saint Lucia - Social globalization - Recent values chart

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Saint Lucia - Social globalization - historical chart - 1979-2018




The KOF Social Globalization Index for Saint Lucia 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 Saint Lucia 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 Saint Lucia.
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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