Quality of life in Europe: Impacts of the crisis

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27 November 2012
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27 November 2012
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Abstract

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. An executive summary is available - see Related content.
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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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    Quality of life in Europe: Impacts of the crisis

    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: 
    2
    Reference No: 
    ef12641
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    Qualidade de vida na Europa: o impacto da crise - Resumo executivo

    Authors: 
    Eurofound
    O que determina o grau de satisfação com a vida, a felicidade, o modo como avaliamos a nossa situação social e a situação à nossa volta, e em que medida estes aspetos mudaram com a crise económica? Para o terceiro Inquérito Europeu sobre a Qualidade de Vida foram entrevistados 35 000 cidadãos nos 27 Estados Membros da UE. O presente relatório geral apresenta conclusões e tendências e mostra que o impacto da recessão é, efetivamente, visível e mensurável. Embora, em geral, os níveis de satisfação com a vida não tenham mudado muito, o otimismo em relação ao futuro e a confiança nas instituições diminuíram acentuadamente nos países mais afetados pela recessão. E os grupos já anteriormente considerados vulneráveis – os desempregados de longa duração, as pessoas idosas na Europa Central e Oriental e as famílias monoparentais - são os que registam os mais elevados níveis de privação material e de insatisfação com a situação em que vivem.



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