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|Title:||European Quality of Life Time Series, 2007 and 2011: Open Access|
|Series:||European Quality of Life Survey [European Quality of Life Survey]|
|Depositor:||European Foundation for the Improvement of Living and Working Conditions|
European Foundation for the Improvement of Living and Working Conditions
Intomart GfK (Hilversum, Netherlands)
European Foundation for the Improvement of Living and Working Conditions
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|The European Quality of Life Time Series, 2007 and 2011 dataset was prepared as open access data, originally for the UK Data Service's first App Challenge in summer 2015. The dataset has achieved Platinum (Expert level) certification from the Open Data Institute (ODI) which means this open data is an exceptional example of information infrastructure.
The dataset is a harmonised subset of variables taken from the larger European Quality of Life Survey (EQLS), which is one of a number of key surveys carried out by the European Foundation for the Improvement of Living and Working Conditions (Eurofound), a European Union Agency established in 1975 to contribute to the planning and design of better living and working conditions. The open access dataset contains 195 variables from two of the EQLS survey years, 2007 and 2011/12, three weighting variables, and almost 80,000 cases.
The EQLS is a unique, pan-European survey, established in 2003 and carried out once every four years. The survey examines both the objective circumstances of European citizens' lives and how they feel about those circumstances and their lives in general. It looks at a range of issues, such as employment, income, education, housing, family, health and work-life balance. It also looks at subjective topics, such as people's levels of happiness, how satisfied they are with their lives, and how they perceive the quality of their societies.
Further information about the survey can be found on the European Foundation for the Improvement of Living and Working Conditions (Eurofound) EQLS webpage.
A larger EQLS combined file spanning 2003-2012, subject to standard End User Licence access conditions, is available to registered UK Data Service users under SN 7348 - European Quality of Life Survey Integrated Data File, 2003-2012
The survey covers multiple dimensions of quality of life: employment and work-life balance, income and deprivation, housing and local environment, family and social contacts, health and mental wellbeing, subjective wellbeing (e.g. happiness, life satisfaction), social exclusion, perceived quality of society (e.g. tensions, trust in institutions) as well as access to and perceived quality of public services.
|Time period:||2007 - 2012|
|Country:||Austria | Belgium | Bulgaria | Croatia | Cyprus | Czech Republic | Denmark | Estonia | European Union Countries (1993-) | Finland | France | Germany (October 1990-) | Greece | Hungary | Iceland | Ireland | Italy | Kosovo | Latvia | Lithuania | Luxembourg | Macedonia | Malta | Netherlands | Norway | Poland | Portugal | Romania | Serbia | Slovakia | Slovenia | Spain | Sweden | Turkey | United Kingdom|
|Kind of data:||
Individual (micro) level
Residents aged 18 and over in 27 EU countries (as of 2011) as well as Croatia and Turkey (second and third round), Norway (second round), as well as Iceland, Kosovo, Macedonia, Montenegro, Serbia (all third round).
Repeated cross-sectional study
Multi-stage stratified random sample
See documentation for details
|Number of units:||79,270 cases in total for both waves (35,634 in Wave Two and 43,636 in Wave Three)|
|Method of data collection:||
The European Quality of Life Survey (EQLS) is a random probability survey of people aged 18 and over. The definition of the target of EQLS is the adult population (18+) living in private households. In order to be representative in terms of gender, age, urbanisation level, region and household size across all countries, three weighting coefficients were produced:
|ACCESS TO HEALTH SERVICES||AGE||ARRANGEMENT OF WORKING TIME|
|BULGARIA||CARE OF DEPENDANTS||CHILD CARE|
|CYPRUS||CZECH REPUBLIC (1993- )||DEBILITATIVE ILLNESS|
|DOMESTIC RESPONSIBILITIES||ECONOMIC ACTIVITY||EDUCATIONAL BACKGROUND|
|EDUCATIONAL LEVELS||EMOTIONAL STATES||EMPLOYMENT|
|ESTONIA||EUROPEAN UNION MEMBER STATES||EVERYDAY LIFE|
|FAMILY LIFE||FINANCIAL DIFFICULTIES||FINANCIAL RESOURCES|
|GERMANY (OCT 1990-)||GREECE||HAPPINESS|
|HEALTH||HOBBIES||HOURS OF WORK|
|HOUSEHOLD BUDGETS||HOUSEHOLD HEAD'S ECONOMIC ACTIVITY||HOUSEHOLD HEAD'S OCCUPATION|
|HOUSING CONDITIONS||HOUSING TENURE||HUNGARY|
|INTERNET USE||ITALY||JOB SATISFACTION|
|LATVIA||LEISURE TIME ACTIVITIES||LIFE SATISFACTION|
|LIFE STYLES||LITHUANIA||LIVING CONDITIONS|
|LOCAL COMMUNITY FACILITIES||LUXEMBOURG||MACEDONIA|
|PORTUGAL||PUBLIC SERVICES||QUALITY OF LIFE|
|RELIGIOUS AFFILIATION||RELIGIOUS ATTENDANCE||REPUBLIC OF IRELAND|
|REPUBLIC OF MONTENEGRO||ROMANIA||ROOMS|
|SLOVAKIA (1993- )||SLOVENIA||SOCIAL ATTITUDES|
|SOCIAL CAPITAL||SOCIAL DISADVANTAGE||SOCIAL EXCLUSION|
|SOCIAL INDICATORS||SOCIAL LIFE||SOCIAL SUPPORT|
|SPAIN||STANDARD OF LIVING||STATUS IN EMPLOYMENT|
|STRESS (PSYCHOLOGICAL)||SUBSIDIARY EMPLOYMENT||SWEDEN|
|TIME||TRAVELLING TIME||TRUST IN GOVERNMENT|
|URBAN AREAS||VOLUNTARY WORK||WORK ATTITUDE|
|WORKING CONDITIONS||WORK-LIFE BALANCE|
|Date of release:|
|First edition:||09 June 2015|
|Copyright:||Copyright European Foundation for the Improvement of Living and Working Conditions. Database right European Foundation for the Improvement of Living and Working Condition and UK Data Service, University of Essex, 2015|
|Access conditions:||The depositor has specified that registration is not required.|
|Please note:||These data are available to any user for any purpose under the Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International Licence (CC BY 4.0)|
|Availability:||UK Data Service|
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Zip files contain data, documentation and licence details
|csv (Zip)||13317[MD5Checksum: 68577B0B68351FA3C9874CD769EA2F92]|
|SPSS (Zip)||13981[MD5Checksum: 56AF1FFA59876CB8941341AD263495EF]|
|Stata (Zip)||13272[MD5Checksum: 83B349F8AB408C7B839EFEA3CD42D02B]|
|Tab-delimited (Zip)||13813[MD5Checksum: 36F07FAD088B3028A947BFEDAD93EB42]|
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|File Manifest for csv format zip file||7724_file_information_csv.csv||2|
|File Manifest for SPSS format zip file||7724_file_information_spss.csv||2|
|File Manifest for Stata format zip file||7724_file_information_stata.csv||2|
|File Manifest for tab-delimited format zip file||7724_file_information_tab.csv||2|
|EQLS App Challenge API Map||eqls_api_map.csv||42|
|EQLS Concordance Grid||eqls_concordance_grid.xlsx||44|
|EQLS Time Series, 2007 and 2011: Open Access: User Guide||7724_eqls_2007-2011_user_guide_v2.pdf||1099|
|Study information and citation||UKDA_Study_7724_Information.htm||7|
By principal investigator(s):
Publications resulting from the survey may be found on the Eurofound Publications webpage.
Resulting from secondary analysis:
Grammenos, S. et al. (2010) Indicators of Disability Equality in Europe (IDEE): Comparative data on a selection of quantitative implementation indicators, Brussels: Centre for European Social and Ecomonic Policy (CESEP)/Centre de politique sociale et économique européenne Asbl.
Kjeldsen, C. C. (2015) 'For reasons other than 'What's in it for me?': volunteering as citizens' interests: a perspective from the Capability Approach', Cursiv 15. Retrieved October 28, 2015 from: http://edu.au.dk/forskning/publikationer/cursivskriftserie/2015-15/
Rankel, H. (2015) Subjective wellbeing and its determinants: whether age matters? (In Estonian 'Subjektiivne heaolu ja seda kujundavad tegurid Eestis: vanuse olulisus'), Tallinn University of Technology (TUT), Tallinn School of Economics and Business Administration: Department of Finance and Economics, December.
Hauret L. (2016) Sentiment de vulnérabilité sur le marché du travail luxembourgeois et pratiques managériales, LISER, Rapports. Retrieved February 2nd, 2016 from http://www.ceps.lu/publi_viewer.cfm?tmp=3936
Dimitrova, D.D. and Dzhambov, A.M. (2017) 'Perceived access to recreational/green areas as an effect modifier of the relationship between health and neighbourhood noise/air quality: results from the 3rd European Quality of Life Survey (EQLS,2011–2012)', Urban Forestry and Urban Greening, 23, pp.54–60.
Slomczynski, K.M., Powalko, P. and Krauze, T. (2017) ‘Non-unique Records in International Survey Projects: The Need for Extending Data Quality Control’, Survey Research Methods, vol. 11, no. 1, pp. 1-16. Retrieved September, 2017 from: https://ojs.ub.uni-konstanz.de/srm/article/view/6557