Life Quality in Europe 2003-2011- How Happy is the Citizen?

Levels of optimism and happiness has declined. Public health determines the level of happiness and the satisfaction is mostly found in family life and accommodation, while the least satisfaction is being with the standard of living. The trust in key institutions (governments and parliaments) has fallen across the EU. Large differences in member states are being found what regards satisfaction. The social exclusion is dependent on unemployment, while activities in associations and voluntary work makes people feel more socially included. The gap between racial and ethnic groups is growing across the EU as the tensions between rich and poor. Difficulties from coming homes too tired to do household jobs has increased where single parent-household are disadvantaged in most domains of life quality.

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  1. Tati Hofmann von Baltenau

    Dear colleague
    Level of optimism and happiness has declined amongst all citizens around the world due to the fact of political incubation, economical instability and the fact of unreasonable and unrealistic debates amongst the leading scholars. If in smaller scales every department / politician/ leading scholar would put up an effort to be more inviting towards the communities around them and relay on the fact that there would be someone out there that could contribute and that we all in fact as citizen have the desire to adress the issues at hand then maybe smaller battles can overcome and more open debates will in the best of world’s adress themselves as an option in our cities and unfold some other possibilities at a greater level.
    The mere fact that entities, enclaves are unstable in the communities they are situated is due to the human fact of fear of being diminished and vabarated into nothingness.
    Best regards
    Tati Hofmann von Baltenau


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