INPROFORUM 2016

Measuring quality of life in EU capitals
Tetiana Korovchenko

Language: en
Last modified: 2017-03-13

Abstract


This paper focuses on research of theoretical foundations of the concept of quality of life and comparison of quality of life in some of the capitals of Europe using selected indicators which characterize as closely as possible the quality of life of society. The emphasis is placed on the fact that the final outcome of the quality of life research should cover the situation in all aspects of life of individuals and society as a whole.

The purpose is to compare the conclusions of the objective and subjective approaches in order to assess the quality of life at the level of European capitals. By using selected indicators obtained with respect to Eurobarometer data analysis, the aim of this analysis is to assess and compare the characteristics of the quality of life of European capitals. Methods used for this include system approach, statistics method (data collection), methods of correlation and cluster analysis.

This article explored the status and perception of factors affecting the quality of life of citizens as a result of statistical studies of European capitals, developed on the basis of the Eurobarometer survey data. Possibilities of the quality of life measurement often offer a huge number of indicators. We outline the existing approaches for its measurement and at the same time we establish that only general enquiries are not sufficient. Therefore, two approaches have been used during the research - objective and subjective. This made it possible to assess the quality of life of the population at all levels.


Keywords


Quality of life; Flash eurobarometer; Objectivist and subjectivist approaches; Groups of countries; Capitals

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