Quality of life in Europe: Families in the economic crisis

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The economic crisis has reshaped the lives of millions of European citizens. But how has it affected families with children? Children are more at risk of poverty or social exclusion than the overall population in a large majority of EU countries; hence, it is important to unRead more
The economic crisis has reshaped the lives of millions of European citizens. But how has it affected families with children? Children are more at risk of poverty or social exclusion than the overall population in a large majority of EU countries; hence, it is important to understand how the crisis has affected the households in which these children grow up. This report describes the changing quality of life across the EU for different types of families with children and compares their living standards and social situation. Grouping the EU Member States into four categories on the basis of the flexibility or otherwise of their family policies, it also examines potential patterns that may be related to different family policy approaches. Themes that emerge from the findings include the particular challenges facing lone parents, the greater difficulties facing jobless families since the onset of the crisis, and the increasing extent of conflict parents experience in seeking to balance their work and family lives. 
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  • Bericht

    Anzahl Seiten: 
    80
    Referenznr.: 
    ef1389
    ISBN: 
    978-92-897-1138-8
    Katalognr.: 
    TJ-01-13-770-EN-C
    DOI: 
    10.2806/49619
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    Quality of life in Europe: Families in the economic crisis

    The economic crisis has reshaped the lives of millions of European citizens. But how has it affected families with children? Children are more at risk of poverty or social exclusion than the overall population in a large majority of EU countries; hence, it is important to understand how the crisis has affected the households in which these children grow up. This report describes the changing quality of life across the EU for different types of families with children and compares their living standards and social situation. Grouping the EU Member States into four categories on the basis of the flexibility or otherwise of their family policies, it also examines potential patterns that may be related to different family policy approaches. Themes that emerge from the findings include the particular challenges facing lone parents, the greater difficulties facing jobless families since the onset of the crisis, and the increasing extent of conflict parents experience in seeking to balance their work and family lives.

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    Number of pages: 
    2
    Referenznr.: 
    ef13891
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    Lebensqualität in Europa: Familien in der Wirtschaftskrise

    Autor(en): 
    Eurofound
    Die Wirtschaftskrise hat das Leben von Millionen europäischer Bürger verändert. Doch wie hat sie sich auf Familien mit Kindern ausgewirkt? Kinder sind in den allermeisten EU-Ländern einem größeren Risiko von Armut oder sozialer Ausgrenzung ausgegrenzt als die Gesamtbevölkerung. Daher ist es wichtig, die Auswirkungen der Krise auf die Haushalte zu verstehen, in denen diese Kinder aufwachsen. In diesem Bericht werden die Veränderungen der Lebensqualität in der EU für die verschiedenen Familienformen mit Kindern beschrieben sowie ihr Lebensstandard und ihre soziale Lage verglichen. Nach der Unterteilung der EU-Mitgliedstaaten auf Grundlage der Flexibilität oder anderer Kriterien ihrer Familienpolitik in vier Gruppen werden auch potenzielle Muster untersucht, die möglicherweise mit unterschiedlichen Ansätzen in der Familienpolitik in Zusammenhang stehen. Zu den Themen, die sich aufgrund dieser Erkenntnisse abzeichnen, zählen die besonderen Herausforderungen für Alleinerziehende, die größeren Schwierigkeiten, mit denen erwerbslose Familien seit Beginn der Krise konfrontiert sind, sowie die zunehmenden Schwierigkeiten von Eltern bei der Vereinbarkeit von Beruf und Familienleben.



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Part of the series

  • European Quality of Life Survey 2012

    Eurofound's European Quality of Life Survey (EQLS) examines both the objective circumstances of European citizens' lives and how they feel about those circumstances and their lives in general. This series consists of outputs from the EQLS 2012, the third edition of the survey. The survey was first carried out in 2003. 

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