Quality of life in Europe: Quality of society and public services
- 28 January 2014
ReportNumber of pages:118Reference no.:EF1361ISBN:978-92-897-1119-7Catalogue no.:TJ-02-13-296-EN-CDOI:10.2806/37653Author(s):Gstrein, Michaela; Mateeva, Liliana; Rodiga-Laßnig, Petra; Abbott, Pamela; Wallace, ClaireTopics:Social inclusion; Quality of society; Quality of life and quality of society; Quality of life and public services; Public services; Social policies; Subjective well-being; Gender equality; Care; Migration and mobility; Living conditions
Executive summaryNumber of pages:2Reference no.:EF13611Catalogue info
Quality of life in Europe: Quality of society and public services - Executive summaryAuthor(s):Eurofound
Quality of life depends on individual circumstances and on the quality of the society at large; this is in turn partly shaped by the availability of good-quality public services. Services such as health, education and social care enable citizens to lead fulfilling lives. The quality of society is also shaped by social relationships and how well they function: conflict or inequality between social groups, or a lack of trust between people, can affect everybody’s wellbeing. This report is based on the 2011 European Quality of Life Survey conducted by Eurofound. Read more in the report - see Related content.
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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.