Tag Archives: Quality of life

What Makes Capital Cities the Best Places to Live?

Quality of life data show that in most countries, the capital city has advantages compared to the regions outside the capital. In light of the continued growth of capital city populations and the concentration of resources within them, this policy brief explores the source of the advantages of capital cities in quality of life. Are …
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Casual Work: Characteristics and Implications

Casual work, both intermittent and on-call, contributes to labour market flexibility and is therefore increasingly used across Europe. In some countries, practices go beyond the use of casual employment contracts to include other types of contracts and forms of self-employment. While it offers some advantages for both employers and workers, it is often discussed by …
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Living and Working in Europe 2015-2018

Living and Working in Europe 2015–2018 brings together Eurofound’s work on the quality of life, work and employment of EU citizens over the last four years of the outgoing European Parliament and Commission. It has a been a period of economic expansion, growing employment and rising living standards. There have been challenges, such as the …
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Enlightenment now: the case for reason, science, humanism, and progress by Steven Pinker

Overview: INSTANT NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER A NEW YORK TIMES NOTABLE BOOK OF 2018 ONE OF THE ECONOMIST’S BOOKS OF THE YEAR “My new favorite book of all time.” —Bill Gates If you think the world is coming to an end, think again: people are living longer, healthier, freer, and happier lives, and while our …
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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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