In the news: data in the UK Data Service collection across the web
7.1K views | +0 today
Follow
Your new post is loading...
Scooped by UK Data Service
Scoop.it!

EU on the horizon? explores quality of life in the candidate countries

EU on the horizon?  explores quality of life in the candidate countries | In the news: data in the UK Data Service collection across the web | Scoop.it
There are high levels of optimism for the future in most EU candidate countries – including for future generations. However, current material hardships, deprivation, urban-rural disparities, gender inequalities and demographic ageing are fundamental challenges, and could undermine the current positive climate and future social cohesion.

At this pivotal time in the EU enlargement process, Eurofound’s European Quality of Life Survey (EQLS) provides unique insight into life in the candidate countries, based on a detailed analysis of a range of indicators on living conditions and quality of society.
UK Data Services insight:

This article references data which is part of the UK Data Service:

 

European Quality of Life Survey 

No comment yet.
Scooped by UK Data Service
Scoop.it!

Quality of life improving in Ireland but challenges remain - Eurofound

Quality of life improving in Ireland but challenges remain - Eurofound | In the news: data in the UK Data Service collection across the web | Scoop.it
Quality of life is improving in Ireland, particularly in relation to social cohesion, with the country recording some of the highest levels optimism in the EU and lowest reported levels of tension between racial and ethnic groups. However, a number of challenges remain, notably in public transport, childcare services, and social housing – all of which were rated below EU averages by respondents in a Europe-wide survey.

The findings, based on the 2016 European Quality of Life Survey, will be presented by Eurofound to a special Citizens’ Dialogue on 'Quality of life in Europe – How does Ireland measure up?' organised by the European Commission Representation in Ireland and Eurofound in Dublin this afternoon.  Mairead McGuinness MEP, Vice-President of the European Parliament, Tadas Leončikas, Eurofound Senior Research Manager, and Dr Shana Cohen, Director of TASC, will be panelists at the town hall style meeting.
UK Data Services insight:

This article references data in the UK Data Service collection:

 

European Quality of Life Survey 

No comment yet.
Scooped by UK Data Service
Scoop.it!

The resilience of EU member states to the Global Crisis | VOX, CEPR Policy Portal

The resilience of EU member states to the Global Crisis | VOX, CEPR Policy Portal | In the news: data in the UK Data Service collection across the web | Scoop.it
Interest in resilience has been rising rapidly among policymakers over the last twenty years as a response to increasing uneasiness about potential shocks that test the limits of coping capacities of both individuals and societies. In all likelihood, such shocks will keep emerging and will present continuous challenges around the world, from the digital transformation to food security. 
UK Data Services insight:

This article refers to data in the UK Data Service collection:

 

European Quality of Life Survey 

European Union Statistics on Income and Living Conditions (EU-SILC) 

No comment yet.
Scooped by UK Data Service
Scoop.it!

Happiness economics, ‘hygge’ and the world of work

Happiness economics, ‘hygge’ and the world of work | In the news: data in the UK Data Service collection across the web | Scoop.it
Share to Facebook
Share to Twitter
Share to Email App
Share to LinkedIn
 
The 19th century Scottish writer and philosopher Thomas Carlyle famously called economics “the dismal science”. But much has changed in economics over the past 30 years.

One noticeable change has been the rising interest shown by economists in measures of subjective well-being, often labelled as “happiness economics”. Economics now recognises the problems with relying on gross domestic product (GDP) alone as an indicator of progress.

Although there is some relationship between GDP and the well-being of societies, economists now accept that GDP should be seen as a means to an end, rather than an end itself, and that GDP alone is not a good proxy for well-being.
UK Data Services insight:

This article refers to data in the UK Data service collection:

 

European Quality of Life Survey 

No comment yet.
Scooped by UK Data Service
Scoop.it!

Social imbalances in the EU •

Social imbalances in the EU • | In the news: data in the UK Data Service collection across the web | Scoop.it

Despite the economic recovery of recent years, persistent social imbalances—such as those affecting women and young people—must be taken into account in the debate on Europe’s future.   

In the wake of the European Parliament elections, this autumn a new European Commission will start its mandate. As the political changing of the guard approaches, debates on the future of Europe are in full swing. Moreover, the passing of the baton will take place after Europe has experienced a recovery in recent years from the economic crisis.

UK Data Services insight:

This article references data in the UK Data Service collection:

 

European Quality of Life Survey 

No comment yet.
Scooped by UK Data Service
Scoop.it!

Feelings of insecurity widespread in Europe | Eurofound

Feelings of insecurity widespread in Europe | Eurofound | In the news: data in the UK Data Service collection across the web | Scoop.it
Feelings of insecurity across several dimensions are widespread in the EU, even among those who are materially well-off. Only 1% of the EU population enjoys the highest level of security in the combined areas of personal security and security in housing, healthcare, employment and old-age income.

Eurofound's new policy brief Social insecurities and resilience looks at the results of the latest European Quality of Life Survey and assesses levels of insecurity in five key areas. It identifies the influence of characteristics such as age, gender and economic circumstances; concluding that offsetting social insecurities depends on more than just an individual's resilience and is highly dependent of levels of social and structural support.
UK Data Services insight:

This article references data in the UK Data Service collection:

 

European Quality of Life Survey 

No comment yet.
Scooped by UK Data Service
Scoop.it!

Report says inter-county demands affecting players' mental health

Report says inter-county demands affecting players' mental health | In the news: data in the UK Data Service collection across the web | Scoop.it
A MAJOR report into the effects of playing inter-county Gaelic Games has revealed that players’ mental well-being is not as healthy as for the general population in Ireland, and says the issue of the level of commitment required by players “needs to be addressed.”

The ESRI study, conducted in conjunction with the GAA and GPA, received 1,037 responses to their survey from inter-county players that were active during the 2016 season.

The report found that players were concerned by the level of demands being placed upon them and called for solving the issue to be considered “from the viewpoint of safeguarding not just these players’ welfare, but the welfare future generations of players as well.”
UK Data Services insight:

This article refers to data which is in the UK Data Service collection:

European Quality of Life Survey 

No comment yet.