Investigating quality of life in Europe / Eurofound News, March 2016
Eurofound is currently preparing to conduct its fourth European Quality of Life Survey (EQLS). From September to November 2016, more than 35,000 people will be interviewed face-to-face in the 28 EU Member States and in five candidate countries. The EQLS looks at a range of topics, including living standards, housing, work–life balance, health, trust in people and institutions, social tensions, and perceived social exclusion. As in previous waves, the survey will also investigate trends in people’s subjective well-being – in terms of how satisfied they are with aspects of their life. This round of the survey will have an increased focus on quality of public services, with an extended section covering healthcare (primary care and hospitals), long-term care, childcare and schools. First results will be published in autumn 2017; more detailed analyses will follow in 2018. Read more on the 4th EQLS, and on previous iterations of the survey.