. . Support our Sponsor

. . Flags of the World Maps of All Countries
geographic.org Home Page Countries Index

Greece THE SOCIAL ORDER
https://photius.com/countries/greece/society/greece_society_the_social_order.html
Sources: The Library of Congress Country Studies; CIA World Factbook
    << Back to Greece Society

    As late as 1980, an estimated two-thirds of murders or attempted murders in Greece were inspired by a male's need to uphold family honor in the face of public humiliation caused by the victim (see Crime , ch. 5). Although many of the superficial aspects of traditional social behavior, relationships, and roles have changed, especially in the cities, modern Greek society still retains elements of a much more traditional set of values, such as the protection of a family's reputation. Nevertheless, since the nineteenth century upward mobility has been unusually common in Greece; because the ideal of generational improvement has been widely distributed, Greece's class system has been much more flexible than that of other European countries.

    Data as of December 1994


    NOTE: The information regarding Greece on this page is re-published from The Library of Congress Country Studies and the CIA World Factbook. No claims are made regarding the accuracy of Greece THE SOCIAL ORDER information contained here. All suggestions for corrections of any errors about Greece THE SOCIAL ORDER should be addressed to the Library of Congress and the CIA.

Support Our Sponsor

Support Our Sponsor

Please put this page in your BOOKMARKS - - - - -



https://photius.com/countries/greece/society/greece_society_the_social_order.html

Revised 10-Nov-04
Copyright © 2004 Photius Coutsoukis (all rights reserved)


ctr040601