OECD: Work – Humiliating to receive money without having to work for it

In the World Values Survey, a series of questions on attitude towards work such below was asked:

Attitude towards Work: Humiliating to receive money without having to work for it

There are 5 categorical answers: “strongly agree”, “agree”, “neither agree nor disagree”, “disagree” and “disagree strongly”. Selected OECD countries’s result is shown in 3 forms: a) the percentage (%) of people strongly agree with the statement, b) the percentage (%) of people strongly disagree with the statement, and c) mean score of the statement, by assigning value 5 for ”strongly agree”, 4 on “agree”, 3 for “neither agree nor disagree”, 2 for “disagree” and 1 for “strongly disagree”. The graphs depicted the result are shown as below:

a) the percentage (%) of people strongly agree with the statement: “Humiliating to receive money without having to work for it”

45.4% of Turkish strongly believe that it is humiliating to receiving money without you have to work for it, followed by 30.2% Italians, 28.1% people in Luxembourg, and 23.6% people in France. On the other hand, only 6.0% Dutch, 8.7% British, 9.6% Icelander and 10.8% Americans opine that it is humiliating. On average, only 17.7% people in all these countries strongly agree with that statement.

b) the percentage (%) of people strongly disagree with the statement: To Humiliating to receive money without having to work for it.

21.2% people in France, 18.0% people in Belgium, 13.7% in Denmark and 12.8% in Germany west strongly disagree with the statement whereby it is humiliating to receive money without having to work for it. On the other hand, the relatively lower GDP per capita countries like Turkey, Italy, Portugal and Greece have less than 5.0% object strongly to the same statement.

c) mean score of the statement. 5 for “strongly agree” and 1 for “strongly disagree”

Overall, people in countries like Turkey, Italy, Greece, Hungary and Luxembourg believe that it is humiliating to receive money without having to work for it compared to lower score (towards more disagree with the statement, middle point=3) countries like Netherlands, Denmark and Germany. Social Welfare states?

2 Comments

  1. Johan said,

    October 29, 2007 at 2:19 pm

    Where did you find the “World Values Survey”.
    I cannot find it on oecd.org

    The top hit on oecd.org is a 5 year old survey from Germany …

  2. micpohling said,

    October 29, 2007 at 11:36 pm

    World Values Survey is not part of the OECD. You can look up for other socio-political opinion based survey over this website:
    http://www.worldvaluessurvey.org/


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