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    Healthy life years and life expectancy at birth, by sex  

    The duration in years a person of a certain age can expect to live free of disability. Healthy life years serves as a benchmark for health in terms of work productivity and economic factors, the quality of life and the performance of healthcare systems.

    Self reported unmet need for medical examination or treatment, by income quintile   

    "This indicator is defined as the share of the population reporting that at least once in the previous 12 months they could not afford medical examination or treatment." The potential answers are problems of access (could not afford to, waiting list, too far to travel) or other (could not take time, fear, wanted to wait and see, didn't know any good doctor or specialist, other).

    Retrieved on 12.08.2014 from
    (http://ec.europa.eu/eurostat/web/products-datasets/-/tsdph270)

    Volunteering and Intergenerational Solidarity

    Volunteering is generally considered an altruistic activity and is intended to promote goodness or improve human quality of life. In return, this activity can produce a feeling of self-worth and respect. There is no financial gain involved for the individual. Volunteering may have positive benefits for the volunteer as well as for the person or community served

    People having a long-standing illness or health problem: by sex, age and income quintile

    The indicator is a measure of health, specifically addressing long-term (chronic) symptoms, health conditions or diseases.

    Retrieved from, http://ec.europa.eu/eurostat/statistics-explained/index.php/Health_statu..., 08.12.14)

    Self-perceived health: Self-perceived health by sex, age and labour status (%)

    An indicator based on the EU-SILC question (‘How is your health in general?’), with the following choices: 1) very good, 2) good, 3) fair, 4) bad, 5) very bad.

    Life expectancy at birth

    "The average number of years that a newborn could expect to live, if he or she were to pass through life exposed to the sex- and age-specific death rates prevailing at the time of his or her birth, for a specific year, in a given country, territory, or geographic area."
    Retrieved from, http://apps.who.int/gho/indicatorregistry/App_Main/view_indicator.aspx?i..., 12.08.2014

    Satisfaction with working conditions

    Satisfaction with their (workers) working conditions in general, as well as specific areas
    such as working hours, workload, autonomy and work-life balance
    http://ec.europa.eu/public_opinion/flash/fl_398_en.pdf (p. 3)
    (Retrieved: 26 January 2015)

    Optimism

    Responses to question "I am optimistic about the future" in European Quality of Life Survey. Answers include strongly agree, agree, neither agree or disagree, disagree, or strongly disagree

    Satisfaction with social life

    Respondents were asked to rank their perception of the quality of social life. Ranking levels ranged from 1 to 10, with 1 being very dissatisfied and 10 very satisfied. "Don't know" and "refusal" figured among the answers as well.

    Retrieved on 08.12.14, from
    http://eurofound.europa.eu/sites/default/files/ef_files/surveys/eqls/201...

    Life satisfaction

    Average response to survey question: "All things considered, how satisfied would you say you are with your life these days" in the European Quality of Life Survey"

    Deterioration of Personal Situation Compared to the Past

    A subjective judgement of a person, who thinks/feels that his personal situation is becoming progressively worse than it was in the past

    European and National Identity

    An indicator based on the subjective poll: proportion of respondents who "in the near future" see themselves as "(nationality) and European", "European and (nationality)" or "European only."

    Retrieved from,
    http://ec.europa.eu/public_opinion/archives/eb/eb62/eb_62_en.pdf
    (pg. 62), 08.12.14

    Freedom in the World

    Freedom in the World is the standard-setting comparative assessment of global political rights and civil liberties. Published annually since 1972, the survey ratings and narrative reports on 195 countries and 14 related and disputed territories are used by policymakers, the media, international corporations, civic activists, and human rights defenders to monitor trends in democracy and track improvements and setbacks in freedom worldwide. The Freedom in the World data and reports are available in their entirety on the Freedom House website

    Net social protection as a percentage of GDP

    "Net social protection benefits are defined as the value of social protection benefits excluding taxes and social contributions paid by the benefits recipients. They are complemented by the value of “Fiscal benefits” provided in the form of tax breaks that would be defined as social protection benefits, if they were provided in cash. Tax breaks promoting the provision of social protection or promoting private insurance plans are excluded.

    Job Security

    This indicator presents the number of dependent employed with a job tenure of less than 6 months over the total dependent employment. Job tenure is measured by the length of time workers have been in their current or main job or with their current employer
    http://stats.oecd.org/Index.aspx?DataSetCode=BLI2013#
    (Retrieved: 26 January 2015)

    Best-worst possible life (life satisfaction)

    Average response to question "Let's suppose the top of the ladder represents the best possible life for you; and the bottom, the worst possible life for you. On which step of the ladder do you feel you personally stand at the present time?". Also called Cantril ladder of life.

    Satisfaction with Society

    The indicator measures the "percentage of people who are "very satisfied" or "fairly satisfied" with "the kind of society" they live in.

    Info retrieved from,
    http://info1.gesis.org/dbksearch/file.asp?file=ZA3626_bq_en.pdf, 12.2014

    Satisfied with Working Times

    The indicator shows the percentage of employed persons satified with working time

    Subjective High Opportunities for Advancement

    Percentage of employed persons who "strongly agree" or "agree" to the statement "My opportunities for advancement are high"
    http://www.gesis.org/fileadmin/upload/dienstleistung/daten/soz_indikator...
    (Retrieved: 26 January 2015)

    Happy Planet Index rank order

    The HPI measures the extent to which countries deliver long, happy, sustainable lives for the people that live in them. The Index uses global data on life expectancy, experienced well-being and Ecological Footprint to calculate this.

    The index is an efficiency measure, it ranks countries on how many long and happy lives they produce per unit of environmental input.

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