Quality of life in Europe: Impacts of the crisis

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27 Novembre 2012
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27 Novembre 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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    Qualité de vie en Europe: Impacts de la crise - Synthèse

    Authors: 
    Eurofound
    Qu’est-ce qui détermine la satisfaction de la vie, le bonheur, la façon dont nous apprécions notre situation sociale, notre environnement immédiat et comment la crise économique a-t-elle influé sur ces facteurs? Pour la troisième vague de l’enquête sur la qualité de vie en Europe, 35 000 Européens ont été interrogés dans tous les États membres. Ce rapport global présente les conclusions de l’enquête et les tendances qui en sont ressorties. Il révèle que l’impact de la récession est effectivement perceptible et mesurable. Bien que globalement, les niveaux de satisfaction concernant la vie n’aient pas beaucoup changé, l’optimisme quant à l’avenir et la confiance dans les institutions ont considérablement diminué dans les pays les plus touchés par la récession. En outre, il a été constaté que les groupes qui étaient déjà vulnérables – les chômeurs de longue durée, les personnes âgées d’Europe centrale et orientale et les parents isolés – sont confrontés aux plus hauts niveaux de privation matérielle et se montrent les plus insatisfaits de leur situation.



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