(measure: points; Source: The Swiss Institute of Technology in Zurich)
* indicates monthly or quarterly data series
South Korea: Social globalization index (0-100)
For that indicator, we provide data for South Korea from 1970 to 2018. The average value for South Korea during that period was 62.44 points with a minimum of 39.13 points in 1970 and a maximum of 82.68 points in 2015.
The latest value from 2018 is 81.83 points. For comparison, the world average in 2018 based on 198
countries is 64.79 points.
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The KOF Social Globalization Index for South Korea 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 South Korea 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 South Korea.
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.