Value erosion

Experimental visualization of narrower problems
Other Names:
Decline in fundamental values
Decay of traditional values
Underprioritized human values
Decline in status of societal values

In a society where a particular value is substantially realized, its status can be eroded; the value loses its attractiveness and comes to be downgraded by disenchantment and disillusionment.


Examples of value erosion in modern society are: efficiency in the era of automation, progress in an age of anxiety, economic security in a welfare state, and national independence for an emerging nation in socio-economic chaos.

Broader Problems:
Social breakdown
Related UN Sustainable Development Goals:
GOAL 1: No PovertyGOAL 3: Good Health and Well-beingGOAL 10: Reduced Inequality
Problem Type:
F: Fuzzy exceptional problems
Date of last update
04.10.2020 – 22:48 CEST