Quality of life in Europe: Social inequalities

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03 Dicembre 2013
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03 Dicembre 2013
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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. Anexecutive sumary> is available - see Related content.
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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
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    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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    Qualità della vita in Europa: le disuguaglianze sociali

    Authors: 
    Eurofound
    La presente relazione analizza le disuguaglianze sociali presenti nella distribuzione delle libertà e delle opportunità tra le persone e sottogruppi di popolazione in Europa. In base ai dati provenienti dall’Indagine europea sulla qualità della vita (EQLS), la relazione elabora una base di conoscenze comprovate sulle disuguaglianze sociali in quattro ambiti fondamentali: la salute, il tenore di vita, le attività produttive e quelle a cui si attribuisce valore nonché la vita individuale, familiare e sociale. Essa esamina il ruolo di importanti fattori che determinano le disuguaglianze sociali tra cui il genere, l’età, lo stato di disabilità, la situazione occupazionale e lo status di cittadinanza, nonché altri elementi. La relazione riscontra che, in alcuni casi, è stato dimostrato che le situazioni di svantaggio sono sempre più diffuse e le disuguaglianze sociali si sono aggravate tra il secondo ciclo dell’EQSL (2007) e il terzo (2011). Inoltre, raccomanda di associare una maggiore attenzione strategica verso gli aspetti pluridimensionali del benessere a un intervento efficace a livello pubblico per contrastare le disuguaglianze sociali e di integrare tale intervento all’interno di politiche generali a livello europeo e nazionale.



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