Tag Archives: Quality of life

Age and Quality of Life: Who Are the Winners and Losers?

Much policy is developed and operationalised through the prism of age, and addressing differences in the economic and social circumstances of different age groups is an ongoing concern of policymakers. This policy brief, “Age and quality of life: Who are the winners and losers?“, looks at inequalities in the quality of life of Europeans across …
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Societal Change and Trust in Institutions

As data from the European Quality of Life Surveys and Eurobarometer show, the sharp decline in trust in institutions was a temporary phenomenon during the recession. In some Member States, trust in the EU declined more during this period than trust in national governments, but trust in the EU has generally remained higher than trust …
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Social Cohesion and Well-Being in Europe

This report provides an analysis of European societies in terms of social cohesion – in particular social tensions, perceived social exclusion and community engagement are explored as key dimensions. It analyses the links between societal characteristics (quality of society) and well-being of different social groups. The analysis looks at how perceived levels of societal tensions …
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Living and working in Europe 2017

Living and working in Europe, Eurofound’s 2017 yearbook, provides a snapshot of the latest developments in the work and lives of Europeans as recounted in the Agency’s research activities over the course of 2017. As economies recover, Eurofound reported on the positive trends in employment, with rising numbers in work and a continued expansion of …
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European Quality of Life Survey 2016

Nearly 37,000 people in 33 European countries (28 EU Member States and 5 candidate countries) were interviewed in the last quarter of 2016 for the fourth wave of the European Quality of Life Survey (EQLS). This overview report presents the findings for the EU Member States. It uses information from previous survey rounds, as well …
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Living and working in Europe 2016

2016 was a landmark year for Europe, both politically and economically. Eurofound’s 2016 yearbook shows the latest developments in the work and lives of Europeans, describing trends and transitions in the areas of employment and jobs, workplace practices, working life and quality of life. It also reflects back over Eurofound’s contribution to the policy debate …
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Quality of Life in Europe

The European Commission has just launched the new Eurostat’s flagship report, “Quality of Life in Europe: Facts and views.” It is the first time that Eurostat collects information for all EU Member States about different dimensions of quality of life. These new statistics on material living conditions, employment, education, health, leisure, safety, rights, the environment …
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IESE Cities in Motion Index 2015

Barcelona and Madrid are Spain’s smartest cities, according to the IESE Cities in Motion (ICIM) index 2015. The survey is developed by the Center for Globalization and Strategy (CGS) under the direction of professors Pascual Berrone and Joan Enric Ricart. According to the ranking, the global top ten is headed by London, followed by New …
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The Safest Cities In The World

Tokyo named the world’s safest city, according to The Economist’s 2015 Safe Cities Index, followed by Singapore and Osaka in second and third position respectively. Barcelona in 15th position and Madrid 21st, the only two Spanish cities to make the top 50 list.  Here are the factors it ranks 50 cities on: Digital security — …
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World’s Most Visited Cities

London has topped the list as the destination of choice for international travelers for the third time in four years, according to the annual MasterCard Global Destinations Cities Index of the 132 most traveled cities from around the world. Bangkok itself slipped to second, after political unrest in the country discouraged international visitors, followed by Paris …
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