Quality of life in Europe: Impacts of the crisis

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27 November 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 interviewRead more
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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    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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    Reference No: 
    ef12641
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    Il-kwalità tal-ħajja fl-Ewropa: L-impatt tal-kriżi - Sommarju Eżekuttiv

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    Eurofound
    X'jiddetermina s-sodisfazzjon fil-ħajja, il-kuntentizza, kif nagħtu valur lis-sitwazzjoni soċjali tagħna u ta' madwarna, u dan, kif inbidel mal-wasla tal-kriżi ekonomika? Għat-tielet edizzjoni tal-istħarriġ Ewropew dwar il-Kwalità tal-ħajja, ġew intervistati 35,000 ċittadin Ewropew fl-Istati Membri kollha Dan ir-rapport ġenerali jippreżenta s-sejbiet u x-xejriet u juri kif l-impatt tar-riċessjoni tabilħaqq jinħass u jista' jitkejjel. Filwaqt li l-livelli ġenerali dwar is-sodisfazzjon fil-ħajja ma nbidlux wisq, l-ottimiżmu dwar il-ġejjieni u l-fiduċja fl-istituzzjonijiet naqsu b'mod notevoli f'dawk il-pajjiżi li ntlaqtu l-iktar mit-tnaqqis fir-ritmu ekonomiku. U l-gruppi li diġà kienu vulnerabbli – dawk qiegħda għal perjodu twil, nies ikbar fl-età fl-Ewropa ċentrali u tal-lvant u dawk li huma l-uniku ġenitur – irrapportaw l-ogħla livelli ta' ċaħda materjali u nuqqas ta' sodisfazzjoni bis-sitwazzjoni tal-ħajja tagħhom.



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Part of the series

  • 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.

  • 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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