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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    2
    Reference No: 
    ef12641
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    Qualità della vita in Europa: le ripercussioni della crisi - Sintesi

    Authors: 
    Eurofound
    Quali fattori determinano la soddisfazione nei confronti della vita, la felicità, il modo in cui valutiamo la nostra situazione sociale e l’ambiente circostante e come sono cambiati tali aspetti con la crisi economica? Per il terzo ciclo del sondaggio europeo sulla qualità della vita sono stati intervistati 35 000 cittadini europei fra tutti gli Stati membri. La presente relazione generale ne illustra i risultati e le tendenze, oltre a dimostrare il carattere evidente e quantificabile degli effetti della recessione. Mentre i livelli generali di soddisfazione per le condizioni di vita non hanno registrato grandi cambiamenti, l’ottimismo sul futuro e la fiducia nelle istituzioni sono diminuiti in modo considerevole nei paesi maggiormente colpiti dalla flessione dell’economia. Inoltre, i gruppi già riconosciuti come vulnerabili – costituiti dai disoccupati di lunga durata, dagli anziani che vivono in Europa centrale e orientale e dai genitori soli – riferiscono i livelli più alti di privazione materiale e d’insoddisfazione per le proprie condizioni di vita.



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