The Foundation’s research into quality of life in Turkey is largely based on findings from the EQLS, supplemented by national data, academic surveys and related social science studies. The research offers a comparison of the social circumstances of people in Turkey with those in the ‘old’ EU15 Member States, the 10 new Member States admitted in 2004, and with Turkey’s neighbours Bulgaria and Romania, who joined the EU at the beginning of 2007.
European Quality of Life Survey 2003
- Published between
- 9 Iulie 2003 - 20 Mai 2007
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 2003, the first edition of the survey.
- Report17 Mai 2007
This timely report draws on some of the findings of the European Quality of Life Survey (EQLS), along with other pieces of key research, on issues affecting quality of life in the candidate country, Turkey. Never before has a candidate country as unique and diverse as Turkey raised such interesting challenges for the EU. A country of contrasts, Turkey embraces many anomalies which are increasingly being placed under the spotlight, given its EU candidacy status.
- Report26 Aprilie 2007
This report summarises the main findings of the survey as presented in the reports and explores the implications of these findings for EU policy, along with challenges for future policies. Among the more interesting findings are the perception of strong social support networks across Europe, the differences in levels of satisfaction both within and between countries, and the variation in perceived sources of tension in EU countries. Another key finding is the significant impact of social circumstances on perceived quality of life – for example, the strong influence that individual income levels, as well as national prosperity levels, appear to have on subjective well-being.
- Report10 Aprilie 2007
This report addresses the key issue of time use and work–life options over the life course. The report aims to contribute to current debates on the subject, placing them in the wider context of 25 European countries and viewing them from a life course perspective. It considers the ways in which the institutional and policy framework can be expected to affect actual and preferred patterns of time use over the life course, focusing on distinct stages of the life course. It investigates individuals’ views on available working time options, while exploring their preferences regarding measures designed to help them reconcile their different time-demanding commitments.
- Report9 Aprilie 2007
This analytical report addresses the important question concerning the extent to which quality of work influences people’s overall quality of life. More specifically, the report undertakes a detailed analysis of how working conditions, job satisfaction and work–life balance affect life satisfaction. Central to this analysis is describing how the characteristics of the work situation affect people’s subjective life satisfaction. In doing so, the report reaches some significant conclusions, in particular the strong correlation between working conditions and job satisfaction, which in turn is shown to affect people’s overall life satisfaction.
- Report9 Ianuarie 2007
This analytical report addresses the interesting theme of participation in civil society, exploring the diverse range of activities that constitute active participation. A central part of the analysis involves identifying factors that influence participation, or in other words understanding why some people are active in civil society and why others are not. In doing so, it underlines that wide range of factors – from individual to national resources and from sociological to historical influences – that determine the level and type of participation.
- Report18 Decembrie 2006
This report explores the issue of urban–rural differences in Europe according to a number of quality of life domains, namely: income and deprivation; housing; employment and education; work–life balance; access to work, school, family, friends and services; and subjective well-being.
- Report summary11 Septembrie 2006
Raportul, care furnizează prima analiză completă a calităţii vieţii în aceste două ţări în context european, explorează atât condiţiile de viaţă obiective ale locuitorilor din Bulgaria şi respectiv România, cât şi bunăstarea lor subiectivă, precum şi percepţiile oamenilor cu privire la societatea în care trăiesc. Deşi calitatea vieţii nu este un criteriu de aderare la UE, cercetările din acest domeniu pot contribui în mod semnificativ la înţelegerea disparităţilor în diferitele aspecte ale vieţilor oamenilor şi la identificarea măsurilor adecvate necesare pentru realizarea coeziunii sociale la nivel european. Mai mult, comparaţiile dintre Bulgaria şi România şi grupurile de state membre ale UE selectate ne oferă un cadru de referinţă foarte interesant pentru dezbaterea continuă cu privire la extinderea UE.
- Report3 August 2006
This report explores quality of life in the context of housing conditions. It reveals important differences in housing conditions across European countries, in particular, the basic divide running between the ‘old’ EU15 Member States and the 10 new Member States, along with Bulgaria, Romania and Turkey. It finds that, in addition to living space and standard of accommodation, quality of life is largely dependent on factors such as personal safety, proximity to local infrastructure and the quality of the environment such as clear water, clean air and green areas.
- Report summary12 Iulie 2006
The report, on which this summary is based, explores quality of life in the context of housing conditions. It reveals significant differences in housing conditions across European countries, in particular, the basic divide running between the ‘old’ EU15 Member States and the 10 new Member States (NMS), along with Bulgaria, Romania and Turkey (ACC3). It finds that, in addition to living space and standard of accommodation, quality of life is largely dependent on factors such as personal safety, proximity to local infrastructure and the quality of the environment such as clear water, unpolluted air and green areas.