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

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28 Janvier 2014
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Résumé

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 thRead more
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. 
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  • Rapport

    Nombre de pages: 
    118
    Nº de référence: 
    ef1361
    ISBN: 
    978-92-897-1119-7
    Nº de catalogue: 
    TJ-02-13-296-EN-C
    DOI: 
    10.2806/37653
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  • Executive summary

    Number of pages: 
    2
    Nº de référence: 
    ef13611
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    La qualité de vie en Europe – la qualité de la société et des services publics

    Auteur(s): 
    Eurofound
    Le présent rapport se fonde sur des constats établis dans le cadre de la troisième enquête européenne sur la qualité de vie afin d’évaluer la satisfaction des Européens concernant différents aspects de la société – sur le plan des services publics et des relations sociales – et la mesure dans laquelle ces aspects influent sur leur bien-être. Il compare également ces constats avec ceux de l’enquête de 2007 en vue d’évaluer les répercussions de la crise économique sur la qualité de la société. La qualité de vie dépend en partie de la disponibilité de services publics de bonne qualité comme les services sociaux, de santé et d’éducation. La qualité de vie et la qualité de la société sont également façonnées par les relations sociales: l’absence de tensions, l’égalité entre les groupes sociaux et le sentiment de confiance entre les personnes.



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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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