Quality of life in Europe: Quality of society and public services

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28 January 2014
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28 January 2014
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Abstract

This report explores how Europeans perceive the quality of their societies, and of their public services. It looks at such aspects of society as trust in institutions and other people, perceived tensions between social groups, attitudes towards migrants and the effects of the economic crisis on social inclusion and social cohesion. It finds that satisfaction with the economic situation of one’s country, not being in employment and overall life satisfaction appear to boost satisfaction with public services; hardship appears to reduce it. In societal terms, trust in institutions decreased visibly from 2007 to 2011. Trust in people however changed less than trust in institutions and is more similar across the EU. A positive relationship exists between trust in institutions and satisfaction with the economic situation of one’s own country; a negative relationship between trust in institutions and inequality. And tensions were perceived to be highest between different racial and ethnic groups and between rich and poor. An executive summary is available - see Related content.
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    Number of Pages: 
    118
    Reference No: 
    ef1361
    ISBN: 
    978-92-897-1119-7
    Catalogue: 
    TJ-02-13-296-EN-C
    DOI: 
    10.2806/37653
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    Quality of life in Europe: Quality of society and public services

    This report explores how Europeans perceive the quality of their societies, and of their public services. It looks at such aspects of society as trust in institutions and other people, perceived tensions between social groups, attitudes towards migrants and the effects of the economic crisis on social inclusion and social cohesion. It finds that satisfaction with the economic situation of one’s country, not being in employment and overall life satisfaction appear to boost satisfaction with public services; hardship appears to reduce it. In societal terms, trust in institutions decreased visibly from 2007 to 2011. Trust in people however changed less than trust in institutions and is more similar across the EU. A positive relationship exists between trust in institutions and satisfaction with the economic situation of one’s own country; a negative relationship between trust in institutions and inequality. And tensions were perceived to be highest between different racial and ethnic groups and between rich and poor.

  • Executive summary

    Number of pages: 
    2
    Reference No: 
    ef13611
    Catalogue info

    Il-kwalità tal-ħajja fl-Ewropa – Il-kwalità tas-soċjetà u s-servizzi pubbliċi

    Authors: 
    Eurofound
    Dan ir-rapport juża s-sejbiet mill-Istħarriġ dwar il-Kwalità tal-Ħajja fl-Ewropa biex jesplora sa liema punt l-Ewropej huma sodisfatti b’diversi aspetti mis-soċjetà - f’termini ta’ servizzi pubbliċi u relazzjonijiet soċjali - u kif dawn jaffettwaw il-benesseri tagħhom. Ir-rapport iqabbel ukoll is-sejbiet ma’ dawk tal-2007 biex ikejjel kif il-kriżi ekonomika affettwat il-kwalità tas-soċjetà. Il-kwalità tal-ħajja tiddependi parzjalment fuq id-disponibbiltà ta’ servizzi pubbliċi ta’ kwalità tajba bħas-saħħa, l-edukazzjoni u l-kura soċjali. Il-kwalità tal-ħajja u tas-soċjetà hija msawra wkoll mir-relazzjonijiet soċjali: nuqqas ta’ tensjoni, ugwaljanza bejn il-gruppi soċjali u sens ta’ fiduċja bejn in-nies.



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