Quality of life in Europe: Social inequalities

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03 Décembre 2013
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Résumé

This report examines social inequalities in the distribution of freedoms and opportunities among individuals and population subgroups in Europe. Using data from the European Quality of Life Survey (EQLS), the report builds up an evidence base on social inequalities in four critical areas of life: health, standard of living, productive and valued activities, and individual, family and social life. It examines the role of important determinants of social inequalities including gender, age, disability status, employment status and citizenship status, as well as other drivers. The report finds that, in some instances, there is evidence of disadvantages becoming more prevalent and social inequalities widening between the second wave of the EQLS in 2007 and the third wave in 2011. It recommends that growing policy attention to the multidimensional aspects of well-being be coupled with effective public action to address social inequalities and integrated into general policies at the European and Member State levels. 
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    Number of Pages: 
    74
    Reference No: 
    ef1362
    ISBN: 
    978-92-897-1125-8
    Catalogue: 
    TJ-03-13-477-EN-N
    DOI: 
    10.2806/45943
    Catalogue info

    Quality of life in Europe: Social inequalities

    This report examines social inequalities in the distribution of freedoms and opportunities among individuals and population subgroups in Europe. Using data from the European Quality of Life Survey (EQLS), the report builds up an evidence base on social inequalities in four critical areas of life: health, standard of living, productive and valued activities, and individual, family and social life. It examines the role of important determinants of social inequalities including gender, age, disability status, employment status and citizenship status, as well as other drivers. The report finds that, in some instances, there is evidence of disadvantages becoming more prevalent and social inequalities widening between the second wave of the EQLS in 2007 and the third wave in 2011. It recommends that growing policy attention to the multidimensional aspects of well-being be coupled with effective public action to address social inequalities and integrated into general policies at the European and Member State levels.

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    Number of pages: 
    2
    Reference No: 
    ef13621
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    Qualité de vie en Europe: inégalités sociales

    Authors: 
    Eurofound
    Ce rapport examine les inégalités sociales dans la répartition des libertés et des opportunités entre les citoyens et les sous-groupes de population en Europe. En s’appuyant sur des données tirées de l’enquête européenne sur la qualité de vie (European Quality of Life Survey – EQLS), le rapport fournit des informations factuelles sur les inégalités sociales dans quatre domaines essentiels de la vie, à savoir la santé, le niveau de vie, les activités productives et valorisées, et la vie personnelle, familiale et sociale. Il analyse le rôle joué par des déterminants importants des inégalités sociales, notamment le sexe, l’âge, le handicap, le statut professionnel et la citoyenneté, ainsi que d’autres facteurs. Le rapport révèle que, dans certains cas, les désavantages sont devenus plus fréquents et les inégalités sociales se sont creusées entre la deuxième et la troisième EQLS, menées respectivement en 2007 et 2011. Il recommande que les politiques tiennent davantage compte des aspects multidimensionnels du bien-être et que cette prise en considération s’accompagne d’une action publique efficace et intégrée aux politiques générales, européennes comme nationales, pour remédier aux inégalités sociales.



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