Quality of life

European Quality of Life Survey 2016

Report
Updated
12 July 2018
Published
23 January 2018
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Nearly 37,000 people in 33 European countries (28 EU Member States and 5 candidate countries) were interviewed in the last quarter of 2016 for the fourth wave of the European Quality of Life Survey. This overview report presents the findings for the EU Member States. It uses information from prevRead more

Nearly 37,000 people in 33 European countries (28 EU Member States and 5 candidate countries) were interviewed in the last quarter of 2016 for the fourth wave of the European Quality of Life Survey. This overview report presents the findings for the EU Member States. It uses information from previous survey rounds, as well as other research, to look at trends in quality of life against a background of the changing social and economic profile of European societies. Ten years after the global economic crisis, it examines well-being and quality of life broadly, to include quality of society and public services. The findings indicate that differences between countries on many aspects are still prevalent – but with more nuanced narratives. Each Member State exhibits certain strengths in particular aspects of well-being, but multiple disadvantages are still more pronounced in some societies than in others; and in all countries significant social inequalities persist.

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  • Report

    Number of pages: 
    122
    Reference no.: 
    EF1733
    ISBN: 
    978-92-897-1622-2
    Catalogue no.: 
    TJ-06-17-486-EN-N
    DOI: 
    10.2806/964014
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  • Executive summary

    Number of pages: 
    2
    Reference no.: 
    EF17331
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    Inquérito Europeu sobre a Qualidade de Vida 2016

    Author(s): 
    Eurofound

    Cerca de 37 000 pessoas em 33 países europeus (28 Estados-Membros da UE e 5 países candidatos) foram entrevistadas no último trimestre de 2016 para a quarta edição do Inquérito Europeu sobre a Qualidade de Vida. O presente relatório geral apresenta as conclusões relativas aos Estados-Membros da UE. Utiliza informações dos inquéritos anteriores, bem como informações obtidas a partir de outras pesquisas, para analisar as tendências na qualidade de vida no contexto da evolução do perfil social e económico das sociedades europeias. Dez anos após a crise económica mundial, analisa o bem-estar e a qualidade de vida de forma abrangente, incluindo a qualidade da sociedade e dos serviços públicos. As conclusões indicam que as diferenças entre países ainda prevalecem em muitos aspetos, mas são menos acentuadas. Cada Estado-Membro exibe determinados pontos fortes, em especial no que diz respeito a aspetos relacionados com o bem-estar, mas em algumas sociedades as situações desfavoráveis continuam a ser mais pronunciadas comparativamente a outras sociedades. Além disso, as desigualdades sociais persistem em todos os países e são significativas. 

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  • Working papers

    Related working papers

    • European Quality of Life Survey 2016: Quality Assessment
      Working paper
      12 July 2018
      Author(s)
      de Jong, Julie; Cibelli Hibben, Kristen
      Reference no.
      WPEF18059
      Observatory
      EurLIFE
    • European Quality of Life Survey 2016: Technical and fieldwork report
      Working paper
      8 March 2018
      Author(s)
      Kantar Public
      Reference no.
      WPEF18016
      Observatory
      EurLIFE

Part of the series

  • European Quality of Life Survey 2016

    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 2016, the fourth edition of the survey. The survey was first carried out in 2003. 

  • European Quality of Life Surveys

    The European Quality of Life Survey (EQLS) is carried out every four to five years since its inception in 2003, with the latest edition in 2016. It examines both the objective circumstances of people's lives and how they feel about those circumstances and their lives in general. It covers issues around employment, income, education, housing, family, health and work–life balance. It also looks at subjective topics, such as people's levels of happiness and life satisfaction, and perceptions of the quality of society.

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