Quality of life in Europe: Trends 2003‑2012
- 12 February 2014
- 4 February 2014
ReportNumber of pages:114Reference no.:EF1364ISBN:978-92-897-1126-5Catalogue no.:TJ-01-13-478-EN-CDOI:10.2806/46819Author(s):Grijpstra, Douwe; de Klaver, Peter; van der Graaf, Amber; Veldhuis-Van Essen, Christi; Weijnen, TomTopics:Quality of life and quality of society; Quality of life and public services; Public services; Social policies; Subjective well-being; Living conditions
Executive summaryNumber of pages:2Reference no.:EF13641Catalogue info
Quality of life in Europe: Trends 2003–2012 - Executive summaryAuthor(s):Eurofound
This report explores patterns of stability or change in quality of life of the EU population aged 18 and over over the last decade. Particular attention is paid to differences between the Member States (EU12) joining the EU since 2004 and the older Member States (EU15) and between countries that have been more or less affected by the economic crisis. Specific attention is also paid to the situation of people in vulnerable situations: people on low incomes, elderly people in the EU12, single parents and the long-term unemployed. Read more in the report - see Related content.
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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.