The Economic Values of Ukrainian Society: According to the World Values Survey
Authors: Sakalo O. Y., Stepanenko S. V.
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The article analyzes one of the main integrating factors of society – social values. To study the system of social values of modern Ukrainian society, the article uses the data obtained during the most large-scale up to date international research project of researching social values – the World Values Survey. The value orientations of Ukrainians in the economic sphere of life are considered: doing business, professional activities, income difference, unemployment problem, gender and age inequality, place of work, type of labor, etc. Following the methodology of the project, all values are reduced to four main types: values of survival, values of self-expression, traditional values, and secular-rational values. On the basis of the analysis of sociological data it is concluded that for Ukrainian society more characteristic are the values of survival and secular-rational values. At the same time, the traditional values are substantially common, i.e. there is a certain value symbiosis.