Quality of life in Europe: Quality of society and public services

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28 januari 2014
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28 januari 2014
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This report explores how Europeans perceive the quality of their societies, and of their public services. It looks at such aspects of society as trust in institutions and other people, perceived tensions between social groups, attitudes towards migrants and the effects of the economic crisis on social inclusion and social cohesion. It finds that satisfaction with the economic situation of one’s country, not being in employment and overall life satisfaction appear to boost satisfaction with public services; hardship appears to reduce it. In societal terms, trust in institutions decreased visibly from 2007 to 2011. Trust in people however changed less than trust in institutions and is more similar across the EU. A positive relationship exists between trust in institutions and satisfaction with the economic situation of one’s own country; a negative relationship between trust in institutions and inequality. And tensions were perceived to be highest between different racial and ethnic groups and between rich and poor. An executive summary is available - see Related content.
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    Number of Pages: 
    118
    Reference No: 
    ef1361
    ISBN: 
    978-92-897-1119-7
    Catalogue: 
    TJ-02-13-296-EN-C
    DOI: 
    10.2806/37653
    Catalogue info

    Quality of life in Europe: Quality of society and public services

    This report explores how Europeans perceive the quality of their societies, and of their public services. It looks at such aspects of society as trust in institutions and other people, perceived tensions between social groups, attitudes towards migrants and the effects of the economic crisis on social inclusion and social cohesion. It finds that satisfaction with the economic situation of one’s country, not being in employment and overall life satisfaction appear to boost satisfaction with public services; hardship appears to reduce it. In societal terms, trust in institutions decreased visibly from 2007 to 2011. Trust in people however changed less than trust in institutions and is more similar across the EU. A positive relationship exists between trust in institutions and satisfaction with the economic situation of one’s own country; a negative relationship between trust in institutions and inequality. And tensions were perceived to be highest between different racial and ethnic groups and between rich and poor.

  • Executive summary

    Number of pages: 
    2
    Reference No: 
    ef13611
    Catalogue info

    Livskvalitet i Europa – samhällskvalitet och offentliga tjänsters kvalitet

    Authors: 
    Eurofound
    Denna rapport utgår från resultaten av den tredje undersökningen av livskvaliteten i Europa för att undersöka i vilken utsträckning européerna är nöjda med olika samhällsaspekter med koppling till offentliga tjänster och sociala relationer, och hur dessa aspekter påverkar deras välbefinnande. En jämförelse görs också med resultaten från 2007 för att uppskatta hur den ekonomiska krisen har påverkat samhällskvaliteten. Livskvalitet är till viss del beroende av tillgång till högkvalitativa offentliga tjänster som hälso- och sjukvård, utbildning och social omsorg. Dessutom påverkas livskvalitet och samhällskvalitet av sociala relationer – frånvaro av spänningar, jämlikhet mellan samhällsgrupper och förtroende mellan människor.



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