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

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28 januari 2014
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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 thRead more
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. 
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  • Verslag

    Aantal bladzijden: 
    118
    Nummer: 
    ef1361
    ISBN: 
    978-92-897-1119-7
    Catalogusnummer: 
    TJ-02-13-296-EN-C
    DOI: 
    10.2806/37653
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  • Executive summary

    Number of pages: 
    2
    Nummer: 
    ef13611
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    Kwaliteit van het bestaan in Europa – Kwaliteit van de samenleving en de openbare diensten

    Auteur(s): 
    Eurofound
    In dit verslag wordt gebruikgemaakt van bevindingen van de derde Europese enquête naar de kwaliteit van het bestaan om te onderzoeken in welke mate Europeanen tevreden zijn met diverse aspecten van de samenleving – openbare diensten en maatschappelijke verhoudingen – en hoe deze van invloed zijn op hun welbevinden. De bevindingen worden verder vergeleken met die van 2007 om te meten hoezeer de kwaliteit van de samenleving door de economische crisis is getroffen. De kwaliteit van het bestaan hangt voor een deel af van de beschikbaarheid van kwalitatief hoogwaardige openbare diensten, zoals gezondheidszorg, onderwijs en maatschappelijke zorg. De kwaliteit van het bestaan en van de samenleving wordt eveneens bepaald door maatschappelijke verhoudingen: het ontbreken van spanningen, gelijkheid tussen maatschappelijke groepen en vertrouwen tussen mensen.



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Part of the series

  • 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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