Quality of life in Europe: Families in the economic crisis

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31 Märts 2014
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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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    Number of Pages: 
    80
    Reference No: 
    ef1389
    ISBN: 
    978-92-897-1138-8
    Catalogue: 
    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
    Reference No: 
    ef13891
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    Euroopa elukvaliteet: perekonnad majanduskriisis

    Authors: 
    Eurofound
    Majanduskriis on muutnud miljonite Euroopa kodanike elu. Ent kuidas on kriis mõjutanud lastega perekondi? Lapsed on enamikus Euroopa Liidu riikides suuremas vaesuse ja sotsiaalse tõrjutuse ohus kui elanikkond keskmiselt ning seega on oluline mõista, kuidas on kriis mõjutanud lastega leibkondi. Käesolevas aruandes kirjeldatakse lastega perekondade elukvaliteedi muutusi Euroopa Liidus ning võrreldakse nende elatustaset ja sotsiaalset olukorda. Aruandes on Euroopa Liidu liikmesriigid jaotatud eelkõige perepoliitika paindlikkuse järgi nelja kategooriasse ning selles uuritakse ka erineva perepoliitikaga seonduvaid võimalikke suundumusi. Tähelepanekute alusel käsitletakse näiteks üksikvanemate eriprobleeme, töötute perekondade suuremaid raskusi alates kriisi algusest ning lapsevanemate töö ja pereelu üha süvenevat vastuolu.



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  • 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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