Quality of life in Europe: Impacts of the crisis

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27 Ноември 2012
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27 Ноември 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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    Квалитетот на животот во Европа: влијанието на кризата - Краток преглед

    Authors: 
    Eurofound
    Што го одредува задоволството од животот, среќата, како ја оценуваме нашата социјална состојба и најблиската околина и како се смени тоа со економската криза? За третиот бран од Истражувањето на квалитетот на животот во Европа беа интервјуирани 35.000 Европејци во сите земји-членки. Овој преглед на извештајот ги претставува наодите и трендовите и покажува дека влијанието на рецесијата е навистина забележително и мерливо. Додека вкупните нивоа на задоволство од животот не се сменија многу, оптимизмот за иднината и довербата во институциите значително опаднаа во земјите што се најмногу погодени од кризата. И групите што веќе беа ранливи – долгорочно невработените, старите лица во Централна и Источна Европа и самохраните родители – пријавуваат највисоки нивоа на материјална немаштија и незадоволство од нивната лична состојба.



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