Second European Quality of Life Survey: Subjective well-being in Europe

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11 April 2010
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10 March 2010
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Abstract

What are the factors that give rise to a feeling of satisfaction with one’s life and do these vary from country to country across Europe? This report explores the role of different aspects of an individual’s life – such as income, age, employment, marital status and health – in shaping the quality of their lives. Drawing on findings from the second European Quality of Life Survey, carried out by Eurofound in 2007, it gives a wide-ranging picture of the diverse social realities in Europe today. An executive summary is available (see also Related content).

 

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    Number of Pages: 
    98
    Reference No: 
    EF09108
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    Second European Quality of Life Survey: Subjective well-being in Europe

    What are the factors that give rise to a feeling of satisfaction with one’s life and do these vary from country to country across Europe? This report explores the role of different aspects of an individual’s life – such as income, age, employment, marital status and health – in shaping the quality of their lives. Drawing on findings from the second European Quality of Life Survey, carried out by Eurofound in 2007, it gives a wide-ranging picture of the diverse social realities in Europe today. An executive summary is available.

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  • Executive summary

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    2
    Reference No: 
    EF091081
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    Second European Quality of Life Survey: Subjective well-being in Europe - Executive summary

    Authors: 
    Eurofound
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    This report looks at the diverse factors that influence levels of subjective wellbeing. It explores the impact of demographic and socioeconomic factors, of health, social support and the quality of the societies we live in. It asks to what extent these factors can explain the variations seen in levels of subjective well-being in different countries. The study also examines whether social support and good public services can cushion the impact of difficult social and economic conditions experienced by European citizens, thus contributing to an improved quality of life. A report is available (see also Related content).
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