The second European Quality of Life Survey (EQLS), carried out by the European
Foundation for the Improvement of Living andWorking Conditions (Eurofound) from
September 2007 to February 2008, represents a unique attempt to explore quality
of life throughout Europe.With information gathered from 35,000 interviews
conducted in 31 countries, it is a major source of information, highlighting
for policymakers and other interested groups the social and economic challenges
facing the EU in the wake of the two recent rounds of enlargement.
For four out of five Europeans, health is key to quality of life.
This report also includes information on work-life balance. More than a quarter
(27%) of workers in the EU27 feel that they spend too much time in work; more
men than women are of this opinion (29% of men and 24% of women). Enabling
citizens to develop a balance between family life, personal commitments and
working time has become central to the social policy debate.
AplusA-online.de - Source: European Foundation for the Improvement of Living andWorking Conditions