Quality of life in Europe: Social inequalities

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03 december 2013
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03 december 2013
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This report examines social inequalities in the distribution of freedoms and opportunities among individuals and population subgroups in Europe. Using data from the European Quality of Life Survey (EQLS), the report builds up an evidence base on social inequalities in four critical areas of life: health, standard of living, productive and valued activities, and individual, family and social life. It examines the role of important determinants of social inequalities including gender, age, disability status, employment status and citizenship status, as well as other drivers. The report finds that, in some instances, there is evidence of disadvantages becoming more prevalent and social inequalities widening between the second wave of the EQLS in 2007 and the third wave in 2011. It recommends that growing policy attention to the multidimensional aspects of well-being be coupled with effective public action to address social inequalities and integrated into general policies at the European and Member State levels. Anexecutive sumary> is available - see Related content.
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    Number of Pages: 
    74
    Reference No: 
    ef1362
    ISBN: 
    978-92-897-1125-8
    Catalogue: 
    TJ-03-13-477-EN-N
    DOI: 
    10.2806/45943
    Catalogue info

    Quality of life in Europe: Social inequalities

    This report examines social inequalities in the distribution of freedoms and opportunities among individuals and population subgroups in Europe. Using data from the European Quality of Life Survey (EQLS), the report builds up an evidence base on social inequalities in four critical areas of life: health, standard of living, productive and valued activities, and individual, family and social life. It examines the role of important determinants of social inequalities including gender, age, disability status, employment status and citizenship status, as well as other drivers. The report finds that, in some instances, there is evidence of disadvantages becoming more prevalent and social inequalities widening between the second wave of the EQLS in 2007 and the third wave in 2011. It recommends that growing policy attention to the multidimensional aspects of well-being be coupled with effective public action to address social inequalities and integrated into general policies at the European and Member State levels.

  • Executive summary

    Number of pages: 
    2
    Reference No: 
    ef13621
    Catalogue info

    Livskvalitet i Europa: sociala skillnader

    Authors: 
    Eurofound
    I denna rapport undersöks sociala skillnader i fördelningen av friheter och möjligheter mellan enskilda personer och befolkningsgrupper i Europa. Genom att använda data från den europeiska undersökningen om livskvalitet byggs en evidensbas upp över sociala skillnader inom fyra viktiga områden av livet: hälsa, levnadsstandard, arbete och sysselsättning samt personligt liv, familjeliv och socialt liv. I rapporten granskas vilken roll viktiga sociala bestämningsfaktorer spelar för sociala skillnader, bland annat kön, ålder, funktionshinder, anställningsförhållande och medborgarskap, samt andra drivkrafter. I rapporten konstateras att det i vissa fall finns belägg för att nackdelarna blivit mer utbredda och att de sociala skillnaderna ökat mellan den andra omgången av den europeiska undersökningen om livskvalitet 2007 och den tredje omgången 2011. Ökad politisk uppmärksamhet bör ägnas åt de flerdimensionella aspekterna av välbefinnande. Effektiva offentliga åtgärder rekommenderas för att ta itu med sociala skillnader och se till att dessa frågor integreras i den allmänna politiken på EU-nivå och medlemsstatsnivå.



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