Quality of life in Europe: Impacts of the crisis

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27 Noviembre 2012
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27 Noviembre 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.

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    Number of pages: 
    2
    Reference No: 
    ef12641
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    Calidad de vida en Europa: impactos de la crisis - Resumen ejecutivo

    Authors: 
    Eurofound
    ¿Qué determina la satisfacción vital, la felicidad, el modo en que valoramos nuestra situación social y nuestro entorno más inmediato, y en qué medida han cambiado estos aspectos con la crisis económica? Para la tercera edición de la Encuesta Europea sobre Calidad de Vida se entrevistó a 35 000 europeos en todos los Estados miembros. Este informe general presenta resultados y tendencias, e indica que la repercusión de la recesión es, desde luego, perceptible y cuantificable. Aunque el nivel de satisfacción con la propia vida no ha variado mucho, el optimismo con respecto al futuro y la confianza en las instituciones se han reducido de manera acusada en los países más afectados por la recesión. Y en los grupos que ya eran vulnerables —los desempleados de larga duración, las personas de más edad en Europa central y oriental, y los padres y madres sin pareja— se observan los niveles más elevados de privaciones materiales e insatisfacción con su situación vital.



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