Quality of life in Europe: Subjective well-being

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06 Noviembre 2013
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06 Noviembre 2013
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This report assesses the impact of the crisis on the subjective well-being of Europeans. In 2011, GDP per capita in 22 out of the then 27 EU Member States was below 2008 levels, and unemployment rates were higher in 25 out of the 27. These indicators demonstrate worrying trends, but the report goes deeper, trying to answer various questions: What is the real impact on people’s lives? Who has been hit hardest? Where have there been positive wellbeing patterns? What explains the variation in well-being across Europe? How can policy increase or stem the fall in well-being in the future? It concludes that the crisis may not be affecting everyone’s well-being equally, nor all aspects of well-being. Well-being has fallen in many EU countries, remaining highest in northern countries. However, falls in wellbeing in many western EU countries have been matched by increases in eastern countries. Population groups with low well-being include those limited by disability or illness and unemployed people. An executive summary is available - see Related content.
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    Number of Pages: 
    128
    Reference No: 
    ef1359
    ISBN: 
    978-92-8971-120-
    Catalogue: 
    TJ-03-13-423-EN-C
    DOI: 
    10.2806/37878
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    Quality of life in Europe: Subjective well-being

    This report assesses the impact of the crisis on the subjective well-being of Europeans. In 2011, GDP per capita in 22 out of the then 27 EU Member States was below 2008 levels, and unemployment rates were higher in 25 out of the 27. These indicators demonstrate worrying trends, but the report goes deeper, trying to answer various questions: What is the real impact on people’s lives? Who has been hit hardest? Where have there been positive wellbeing patterns? What explains the variation in well-being across Europe? How can policy increase or stem the fall in well-being in the future? It concludes that the crisis may not be affecting everyone’s well-being equally, nor all aspects of well-being. Well-being has fallen in many EU countries, remaining highest in northern countries. However, falls in wellbeing in many western EU countries have been matched by increases in eastern countries. Population groups with low well-being include those limited by disability or illness and unemployed people.

  • Executive summary

    Number of pages: 
    2
    Reference No: 
    ef13591
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    Calidad de vida en Europa: Bienestar subjetivo

    Authors: 
    Eurofound
    Este informe evalúa el impacto de la crisis sobre el bienestar subjetivo de los europeos. En 2011, el PIB per cápita de 22 de los 27 Estados miembros de la UE era inferior al de 2008, y las tasas de desempleo eran mayores en 25 de los 27. Estos indicadores muestran unas tendencias preocupantes, pero el informe va más allá e intenta responder a varias preguntas: ¿Cuál es el impacto real sobre la vida de las personas? ¿Quiénes han sido los más castigados? ¿Dónde se han desarrollado pautas positivas de bienestar? ¿Cómo se explican las diferencias en el bienestar de toda Europa? ¿Cómo pueden las políticas aumentar o frenar la caída del bienestar en el futuro? El informe concluye que la crisis no está afectando de la misma manera al bienestar de todos ni a todos los aspectos del bienestar. El bienestar ha descendido en la mayoría de los países de la UE, permaneciendo en niveles más altos en los países del norte. Sin embargo, la reducción del bienestar en muchos de los países de Europa occidental se ha compensado con el aumento en los países del este. Los grupos de población con un bienestar más bajo incluyen a las personas limitadas por enfermedades o discapacidades y a los desempleados.



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