Quality of life in Europe: Impacts of the crisis

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27 November 2012
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27 November 2012
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What determines life satisfaction and happiness? How do we value our social situation and immediate surroundings? How has this changed with the economic crisis? For the third wave of the European Quality of Life survey, 35,500 Europeans in all EU Member States were interviewed, in an effort to gain insights to these questions. This overview report presents findings and trends and shows that the impacts of the recession are indeed noticeable and measurable in some areas, while in others there are more long-term developments to be observed. While overall life satisfaction levels have not changed much, optimism about the future and trust in institutions have declined markedly in those countries most affected by the downturn. And groups that were already vulnerable – the long-term unemployed, older people in central and eastern Europe and single parents – report the highest levels of material deprivation and dissatisfaction with their life situation. An executive summary is available - see Related content.
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    Number of Pages: 
    168
    Reference No: 
    ef1264
    ISBN: 
    978-92-897-1099-2
    Catalogue: 
    TJ-31-12-928-EN-C
    DOI: 
    10.2806/42471
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    Quality of life in Europe: Impacts of the crisis

    What determines life satisfaction and happiness? How do we value our social situation and immediate surroundings? How has this changed with the economic crisis? For the third wave of the European Quality of Life survey, 35,500 Europeans in all EU Member States were interviewed, in an effort to gain insights to these questions. This overview report presents findings and trends and shows that the impacts of the recession are indeed noticeable and measurable in some areas, while in others there are more long-term developments to be observed. While overall life satisfaction levels have not changed much, optimism about the future and trust in institutions have declined markedly in those countries most affected by the downturn. And groups that were already vulnerable – the long-term unemployed, older people in central and eastern Europe and single parents – report the highest levels of material deprivation and dissatisfaction with their life situation.

  • Executive summary

    Number of pages: 
    2
    Reference No: 
    ef12641
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    Lebensqualität in Europa: Auswirkungen der Krise - Zusammenfassung

    Authors: 
    Eurofound
    Was macht Lebenszufriedenheit und Glück aus, wie bewerten wir unsere soziale Situation und unser unmittelbares Umfeld, und welche Veränderungen hat die Wirtschaftskrise mit sich gebracht? Für die dritte Runde der Europaweiten Erhebung zur Lebensqualität wurden 35 000 Europäer in allen Mitgliedstaaten befragt. In diesem Übersichtsbericht werden Ergebnisse und Entwicklungstrends vorgestellt, und es wird aufgezeigt, dass die Auswirkungen der Rezession tatsächlich erkennbar und messbar sind. Während sich der Grad der Lebenszufriedenheit insgesamt kaum verändert hat, ist in denjenigen Ländern, die vom Abschwung am stärksten betroffen sind, zu beobachten, dass der Optimismus bezüglich der Zukunft und das Vertrauen in Institutionen deutlich nachlassen. Und Gruppen, die bereits zuvor benachteiligt waren – Langzeitarbeitslose, ältere Menschen in Mittel- und Osteuropa und Alleinerziehende –, melden den höchsten Grad an materieller Deprivation und Unzufriedenheit mit ihrer Lebenssituation.



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