Quality of life

European Quality of Life Survey 2016

Report
Updated
12 Јули 2018
Published
23 Јануари 2018
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Abstract

Nearly 37,000 people in 33 European countries (28 EU Member States and 5 candidate countries) were interviewed in the last quarter of 2016 for the fourth wave of the European Quality of Life Survey. This overview report presents the findings for the EU Member States. It uses information from prevRead more

Nearly 37,000 people in 33 European countries (28 EU Member States and 5 candidate countries) were interviewed in the last quarter of 2016 for the fourth wave of the European Quality of Life Survey. This overview report presents the findings for the EU Member States. It uses information from previous survey rounds, as well as other research, to look at trends in quality of life against a background of the changing social and economic profile of European societies. Ten years after the global economic crisis, it examines well-being and quality of life broadly, to include quality of society and public services. The findings indicate that differences between countries on many aspects are still prevalent – but with more nuanced narratives. Each Member State exhibits certain strengths in particular aspects of well-being, but multiple disadvantages are still more pronounced in some societies than in others; and in all countries significant social inequalities persist.

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  • Report

    Number of pages: 
    122
    Reference no.: 
    EF1733
    ISBN: 
    978-92-897-1622-2
    Catalogue no.: 
    TJ-06-17-486-EN-N
    DOI: 
    10.2806/964014
    Catalogue info
  • Executive summary

    Number of pages: 
    2
    Reference no.: 
    EF17331
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    European Quality of Life Survey 2016 - Executive summary

    Author(s): 
    Eurofound

    The European Quality of Life Survey (EQLS) is an established tool for monitoring and analysing quality of life in the EU. Carried out in 2003, 2007, 2011 and 2016, the EQLS documents the living conditions and social situation of European citizens. It includes subjective and objective measures: reported attitudes and preferences, as well as resources and experiences. Eurofound’s approach recognises that ‘quality of life’ is a broad concept and encompasses individual well-being as well as the quality of public services and quality of society. The current report provides an overview of multiple dimensions: it examines subjective well-being, standard of living and aspects of deprivation, care responsibilities and work–life balance; healthcare, long-term care, childcare and other public services; and social insecurity, social exclusion and societal tensions, trust, and participation and community engagement. The report covers the 28 EU Member States. It uses 2016 EQLS data and information from previous survey rounds as well as other research to assess trends in European societies. Ten years after the global economic crisis, it reviews social progress and aims to identify remaining or emerging challenges. Read more in the report.

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  • Working papers

    Related working papers

    • European Quality of Life Survey 2016: Quality Assessment
      Working paper
      12 Јули 2018
      Author(s)
      de Jong, Julie; Cibelli Hibben, Kristen
      Reference no.
      WPEF18059
      Observatory
      EurLIFE
    • European Quality of Life Survey 2016: Technical and fieldwork report
      Working paper
      8 Март 2018
      Author(s)
      Kantar Public
      Reference no.
      WPEF18016
      Observatory
      EurLIFE

Part of the series

  • European Quality of Life Survey 2016

    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 2016, the fourth edition of the survey. The survey was first carried out in 2003. 

  • European Quality of Life Surveys

    The European Quality of Life Survey (EQLS) is carried out every four to five years since its inception in 2003, with the latest edition in 2016. It examines both the objective circumstances of people's lives and how they feel about those circumstances and their lives in general. It covers issues around employment, income, education, housing, family, health and work–life balance. It also looks at subjective topics, such as people's levels of happiness and life satisfaction, and perceptions of the quality of society.

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