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    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

    Low wage earners as a proportion of all employees (excluding apprentices): by educational attainment

    Low-wage earners are defined as those employees earning two thirds or less of the national median gross hourly earnings in a particular country.
    http://ec.europa.eu/eurostat/statistics-explained/index.php/Wages_and_la...
    Retrieved: 26 January 2015

    Arrears (mortgage or rent, utility bills or hire purchase)

    Percentage of population in arrears. People who are in arrears of their mortgage or rent, utility bills or hire purchase.

    Level of citizens' confidence in EU institutions

    The level of citizens confidence in EU institutions (Council of the European Union, European Parliament and European Commission) is expressed as the share of positive opinions (people who declare that they tend to trust) about the institutions.

    Group Membership

    The extent to which people participate in formal and informal groups in society is an important dimension of social cohesion (OECD, 2005, p. 84))
    http://www.keepeek.com/Digital-Asset-Management/oecd/social-issues-migra...
    (Retrieved: 26 January 2015)

    Trust in justice

    The indicator measures the percentage of people who "tend to trust" the justice system.

    Retrieved from, http://ec.europa.eu/public_opinion/cf/showchart_column.cfm?keyID=2196&na..., 12.12.14

    Trust in the police

    The indicator is a direct measure of a poll on public perception on the level of police services. Respondents were asked to share their level of personal trust on a scale of 1 to 10, with 10 being complete trust and 1 having no trust at all.

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

    Desire to be Employed

    The indicator measures the level of willingness to be employed in percentage.
    http://gesis-simon.de/simon_eusi/index.php#
    (Date of retrieval: 2 February 2015)

    Dwellings in Deficient State of Repair

    Percentage of households living in a dwelling with at least one of the following deficiencies: leaky roof, dampness, rot in window frames or floors.

    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

    Feeling Left out of Society

    Respondents were asked if they strongly agree, agree, neither agree or disagree, disagree or strongly disagree with the statement "I feel left out of society."

    Retrieved in December 2014, from
    http://eurofound.europa.eu/sites/default/files/ef_files/surveys/eqls/201...

    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

    Gini Coefficient

    Gini Coefficient(also known as the Gini index or Gini ratio) measures the extent to which the distribution of income or consumption expenditure among individuals or households within an economy deviates from a perfectly equal distribution. A Gini index of 0 represents perfect equality, while an index of 100 implies perfect inequality. (The lower its value, the more equally household income is distributed.)

    World Bank, http://data.worldbank.org/indicator/SI.POV.GINI, retrieved on 18.02.2015

    Distribution of population by tenure status

    This indicator provides the percentage of people living in households who own their occupied dwelling (with or without a mortgage or loan) and the percentage of the people who rent their home (at market price or at a reduced price or for free).

    The full title of the indicator is: "Distribution of population by tenure status, type of household and income group (source: SILC)"

    Political Pluralism and Participation

    Political pluralism and participation are amongst civil liberties, assessed by Freedom House in their annual Freedom in the World index
    https://www.freedomhouse.org/report/freedom-world-aggregate-and-subcateg...
    (Retrieved: 26 January 2015)

    Trust in Institutions 

    The indicator is an aggregate of several indicators: it measures the mean degree of confidence in church, armed forces, press, trade unions, police, parliament, justice system; in each case, confidence is rated on the following scale: a great deal (=4), quite a lot (=3), not very much (=2), none at all (=1).

    Retrieved from,https://dbk.gesis.org/dbksearch/SDESC2.asp?no=4800&search=evs202008&sear..., 12.2014

    Trust in System of Health Care

    The indicator represents a percentage of the respondents that answered "a great deal" or "quite a lot" when polled on the confidence in the system of health care.

    Retrieved from, https://dbk.gesis.org/dbksearch/download.asp?db=E&id=18275, pg.24, 12.12.2014

    Confidence in pulic institutions

    The survey measures the level of confidence of citizens in the National public institutions in Europe.
    http://www.gallup.com/poll/151715/National-Governments-Low-Marks.aspx
    (Retrieved: 26 January 2015)

    Better Life Index

    The Better Life index is an interactive tool that allows you to see how countries perform according to the importance you give to each of 11 topics.

    Index of Social Health

    "The Index of Social Health [...] monitors the social well-being of American society. [...] The Index of Social Health is based on sixteen social indicators. These are: infant mortality, child abuse, child poverty, teenage suicide, teenage drug abuse, high school dropouts, unemployment, weekly wages, health insurance coverage, poverty among the elderly, out-of-pocket health-care costs among the elderly, homicides, alcohol-related traffic fatalities, food insecurity, affordable housing, and income inequality."

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