Quality of life in Europe: Trends 2003‑2012

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12 February 2014
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04 February 2014
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Abstract

Eurofound has conducted the European Quality of Life Survey EQLS) in 2003, 2007 and 2011. This report compares the results from the three waves to provide evidence of trends and change in the quality of life of Europeans over a decade. It also examines whether differences across EU Member States have narrowed or remained stable. One of its findings is that subjective well-being has remained stable across the EU as whole, but it also finds that financial strain in households has grown in the wake of the economic crisis. The report proposes a more active approach to social protection, as lower household income is a strong negative influence on quality of life, and especially so in an economic downturn. An executive summary is available - see Related content.
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    Number of Pages: 
    114
    Reference No: 
    ef1364
    ISBN: 
    978-92-897-1126-5
    Catalogue: 
    TJ-01-13-478-EN-C
    DOI: 
    10.2806/46819
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    Quality of life in Europe: Trends 2003‑2012

    Eurofound has conducted the European Quality of Life Survey EQLS) in 2003, 2007 and 2011. This report compares the results from the three waves to provide evidence of trends and change in the quality of life of Europeans over a decade. It also examines whether differences across EU Member States have narrowed or remained stable. One of its findings is that subjective well-being has remained stable across the EU as whole, but it also finds that financial strain in households has grown in the wake of the economic crisis. The report proposes a more active approach to social protection, as lower household income is a strong negative influence on quality of life, and especially so in an economic downturn. An executive summary is also available.

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    Number of pages: 
    2
    Reference No: 
    ef13641
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    Il-kwalità tal-ħajja fl-Ewropa: Tendenzi 2003–2012

    Authors: 
    Eurofound
    L-Eurofound mexxiet l-Istħarriġ Ewropew dwar il-Kwalità tal-ħajja (EQLS) fl-2003, fl-2007 u fl-2011. Dan ir-rapport iqabbel ir-riżultati mit-tliet sensiliet biex jagħti provi ta’ tendenzi u tibdil fil-kwalità tal-ħajja tal-Ewropej tul għaxar snin. Jeżamina wkoll jekk differenzi fl-Istati Membri kollha tal-UE naqsux jew baqgħu stabbli. Waħda mis-sejbiet tiegħu hija li l-benessri suġġettiv baqa’ stabbli fl-UE kollha kemm hi, iżda jsib ukoll li t-toqol finanzjarju fil-familji żdied b’riżultat tal-kriżi ekonomika. Ir-rapport jipproponi approċċ aktar attiv għal protezzjoni soċjali, minħabba li dħul aktar baxx għal familji huwa influwenza negattiva fuq il-kwalità tal-ħajja, u dan speċjalment meta l-ekonomija tmur lura.



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