Quality of life in Europe: Families in the economic crisis

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31 maaliskuu 2014
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26 maaliskuu 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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  • Report

    Number of pages: 
    80
    Reference no.: 
    ef1389
    ISBN: 
    978-92-897-1138-8
    Catalogue no.: 
    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
    Catalogue info

    Elämänlaatu Euroopassa: Perheet talouskriisin keskellä

    Author(s): 
    Eurofound
    Talouskriisi on muuttanut miljoonien Euroopan kansalaisten elämän. Miten kriisi on vaikuttanut lapsiperheisiin? Lapsilla on valtaosassa EU-maista suurempi köyhyyden ja sosiaalisen syrjäytymisen riski kuin väestöllä yleensä. On siis tärkeää selvittää, miten kriisi on vaikuttanut niihin kotitalouksiin, joissa on lapsia. Raportissa kuvataan erilaisten lapsiperheiden elämänlaadun muuttumista eri puolilla EU:ta ja verrataan lapsiperheiden elintasoa ja sosiaalista tilannetta. EU-maat on jaoteltu neljään ryhmään sen perusteella, miten joustavaa perhepolitiikkaa niissä sovelletaan, ja tutkimuksessa tarkastellaan mahdollisia malleja, jotka voivat liittyä erilaisiin perhepoliittisiin toimintalinjoihin. Havainnoissa esiin tulleita asioita ovat esimerkiksi yksinhuoltajavanhempien erityishaasteet, työttömien perheiden vaikeuksien lisääntyminen kriisin puhjettua ja suuremmat ristiriidat työn ja perhe-elämän yhteensovittamisessa.



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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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