Tag Archives: Social conditions

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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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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People in the EU – 2015 edition

Eurostat has just published the report “People in the EU: who are we and how do we live.” According to the study demographic change, together with migration, globalization and climate change, is recognized as one of the most significant challenges that the European Union is currently facing. In recent decades, the profile of the EU …
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World Employment and Social Outlook 2015

How is the world of work changing? Are permanent contracts the norm or the exception? The answers to these questions and many more are found in the new World Employment and Social Outlook 2015 entitled “Changing nature of jobs.” According to the report, among countries with available data, three quarters of workers are employed on …
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Awakening Giants, Feet of Clay: Assessing the Economic Rise of China and India by Pranab Bardhan. ISBN: 9780691129945

Synopsis The recent economic rise of China and India has attracted a great deal of attention – and justifiably so. Together, the two countries account for one-fifth of the global economy and are projected to represent a full third of the world’s income by 2025. Yet, many of the views regarding China and India’s market …
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Latin America and the Caribbean economic situation

The Economic Commission for Latin America (ECLA) has just published the “Statistical Yearbook for Latin America and the Caribbean 2009.” This annual publication is one of the leading sources of statistical information on the region and contains social, economic and environmental data. The report is divided into four sections, which focus on: -Demographic and social …
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Economic Recovery in Asia and the Pacific

The UN Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP) has just launched the Economic and Social Survey of Asia and the Pacific 2009: Year-end Update. The update indicates that the region is leading the global economic recovery, with the growth rate in 2010 forecast to reach 6.3%, the highest in the world. …
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Social Panorama of Latin America 2009

The UN Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC) has just launched the report, “The Social Panorama of Latin America 2009.” The study links trends in poverty and income distribution with social protection systems, placing special emphasis on how these systems have responded to the social impacts of the current crisis and on …
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