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First European Quality of Life Survey: Families, work and social networks

Funded under: FP6-LIFESCIHEALTH

Abstract

This report explores the importance of family support, social contacts and overall work�life balance for individual quality of life. The findings are based on the Foundation�s First European Quality of Life Survey which was carried out across 28 countries: the EU25, two acceding countries - Bulgaria and Romania - and one candidate country, Turkey. The report shows that time constraints at work resulting from changing work and family patterns are impacting negatively on aspects such as quality of life, formation of families and family life. It highlights that many people find it difficult to provide the necessary care for children and the elderly because of work commitments. Above all, the report argues that in order to take full advantage of social capital in a changing Europe, employment policies will have to take account of the needs of families, households and children

Additional information

Authors: SARACENO C, European Foundation for the Improvement of Living and Working Conditions, Dublin (IE);OLAGNERO M, European Foundation for the Improvement of Living and Working Conditions, Dublin (IE);TORRIONI P, European Foundation for the Improvement of Living and Working Conditions, Dublin (IE)
Bibliographic Reference: Luxembourg, Office for Official Publications of the European Communities, 2005. 118 pp, free of charge
Availability: Katalogue Number: TH-AM-05-001-EN-C The paper version can be ordered online and the PDF version downloaded at: http://bookshop.europa.eu
ISBN: ISBN 92-897-0920-0
Record Number: 200618629 / Last updated on: 2006-07-20
Category: PUBLICATION
Original language: en
Available languages: en