European Quality of Life Surveys

Publication series
Published between
30 May 2003 - 23 January 2018
Includes: 16 publications and 0 working papers

The European Quality of Life Survey (EQLS) is carried out every four to five years since its inception in 2003, with the latest edition in 2016. It examines both the objective circumstances of people's lives and how they feel about those circumstances and their lives in general. It covers issues around employment, income, education, housing, family, health and work–life balance. It also looks at subjective topics, such as people's levels of happiness and life satisfaction, and perceptions of the quality of society.

  • Publications

    • Report
      13 December 2010

      This report is based on the second EQLS carried out in 2007-8 and offers a wideranging view of the diverse social realities in the 27 Member States, as well as covering Norway and the candidate countries of Turkey, Macedonia and Croatia. The report presents the views and experiences of people living in Europe across a set of key domains: employment and income, family and community life, health and housing. It looks at factors influencing wellbeing and happiness and reflects people’s views on the quality of the society in which they live.

    • Report
      8 December 2009

      Quality of life touches on areas of life relevant to everybody, such as relations with family and friends, as well as on issues pertaining to public policy, such as housing and social relations in the community. This report draws on two rounds of the European Quality of Life Survey, carried out by Eurofound in 2003 and 2007, to give a wide-ranging picture of the diverse social realities in Europe today.

    • Report
      16 June 2005

      Информираността е ключов фактор при всяко едно усилие за създаване на сплотена Европа. Търсейки начин за попълване на съществуващите познания, Фондацията инициира своето Европейско проучване на качеството на живот (ЕПКЖ) през 2003. Първите резултати от този амбициозен проект, целящ да изследва качеството на живот в 28 страни – в 25 държави-членки и в три държави-кандидатки България, Румъния и Турция– предоставя изчерпателен портрет на една разширена Европа. Изследването съдържа сравнения както между отделните страни, така и между различните демографски, социални и икономически групи. Разглежда документи, докладващи материалните условия, нивото на безработицата, условията на живот и труд, семейният и обществен живот, здравето и жилищната политика във всичките 28 държави. То обръща внимание на разбиранията на европейските граждани за тези условия, на тяхното субективно благосъстояние и на оценката им на обществото, в което живеят. По-подробните анализи на специфични проблеми, които са само бегло споменати в настоящото изследване, ще бъдат предмет на бъдеща серия от доклади на Фондацията на тема “Качеството на живот в Европа”.

    • Report
      9 June 2004

      Examining quality of life in 28 European countries, including the acceding and candidate countries as well as the current Member States of the EU, this report provides, for the first time, an analysis of views and experiences of the citizens of the new Europe on aspects relating to fertility and family size, as well as responsibility for care and household tasks. The analysis is based on data from the European Commission’s Eurobarometer survey carried out in the acceding and candidate countries in Spring 2002 and standard EU 15 Eurobarometers.

    • Report
      9 September 2003

      This report demonstrates the form that the descriptive and analytical components of the monitoring programme on quality of life could take. If individual and national quality of life is to be improved in the European Union through evidence based social policy, this will require both descriptive and analytical monitoring programmes. This report begins the task of providing both a descriptive benchmark for the monitoring programme and an analytical understanding of the processes that shape these patterns.

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