Quality of life in Europe: Quality of society and public services

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28 Enero 2014
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28 Enero 2014
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This report explores how Europeans perceive the quality of their societies, and of their public services. It looks at such aspects of society as trust in institutions and other people, perceived tensions between social groups, attitudes towards migrants and the effects of the economic crisis on social inclusion and social cohesion. It finds that satisfaction with the economic situation of one’s country, not being in employment and overall life satisfaction appear to boost satisfaction with public services; hardship appears to reduce it. In societal terms, trust in institutions decreased visibly from 2007 to 2011. Trust in people however changed less than trust in institutions and is more similar across the EU. A positive relationship exists between trust in institutions and satisfaction with the economic situation of one’s own country; a negative relationship between trust in institutions and inequality. And tensions were perceived to be highest between different racial and ethnic groups and between rich and poor. An executive summary is available - see Related content.
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    Number of Pages: 
    118
    Reference No: 
    ef1361
    ISBN: 
    978-92-897-1119-7
    Catalogue: 
    TJ-02-13-296-EN-C
    DOI: 
    10.2806/37653
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    Quality of life in Europe: Quality of society and public services

    This report explores how Europeans perceive the quality of their societies, and of their public services. It looks at such aspects of society as trust in institutions and other people, perceived tensions between social groups, attitudes towards migrants and the effects of the economic crisis on social inclusion and social cohesion. It finds that satisfaction with the economic situation of one’s country, not being in employment and overall life satisfaction appear to boost satisfaction with public services; hardship appears to reduce it. In societal terms, trust in institutions decreased visibly from 2007 to 2011. Trust in people however changed less than trust in institutions and is more similar across the EU. A positive relationship exists between trust in institutions and satisfaction with the economic situation of one’s own country; a negative relationship between trust in institutions and inequality. And tensions were perceived to be highest between different racial and ethnic groups and between rich and poor.

  • Executive summary

    Number of pages: 
    2
    Reference No: 
    ef13611
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    La calidad de vida en Europa – La calidad de la sociedad y los servicios públicos

    Authors: 
    Eurofound
    Este informe utiliza los resultados de la tercera Encuesta Europea sobre Calidad de Vida para estudiar en qué medida están satisfechos los europeos con diferentes aspectos sociales - en términos de servicios públicos y de relaciones sociales - y cómo afectan a su bienestar. También compara los resultados con los del 2007 para medir cómo ha afectado la crisis económica a la calidad de la sociedad. La calidad de vida depende en parte de la disponibilidad de servicios públicos de buena calidad, como salud, educación y atención social. Y la calidad de vida y de la sociedad también depende de las relaciones sociales: de la ausencia de tensión, de la igualdad entre los grupos sociales y de los sentimientos de confianza entre las personas.



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