Eurofound News November-December 2013
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New package of analysis on quality of life
The economic crisis that has gripped Europe since 2008 continues to affect every aspect of life – including how people view the quality of their public services and their societies, how satisfied they are with their lives and the extent of equality, or inequality, across society.
A new series of reports from Eurofound looks in detail at a range of aspects of quality of life and the changes in these that have taken place as a result of the crisis. Three of the reports analyse findings from the third European Quality of Life Survey (EQLS) conducted in 2012, and compare them with findings from the wave in 2007; they address the themes of subjective well-being, quality of society and public services, and social inequalities. In addition, two policy briefs use EQLS findings to offer policy options in the areas of political trust and civic engagement, and of the burden of informal debts for over-indebted households.