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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

    From whom would you get support if you needed help around the house when ill?

    Respondents were asked about the support available to them when help was needed around the house, in case of illness. Available answers were:

    1 A member of your family / relative
    2 A friend, neighbour, or someone else, who does not belong to your family or relatives
    3 A service provider, institution or organisation
    4 Nobody
    5 Don't Know
    6 Refusal to answer

    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

    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

    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.

    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

    Interpersonal Trust 

    This indicator measures respondents' answers to "Generally speaking, would you say that most people can be trusted or that you can’t be too careful in dealing with people?" The measured responses were "most people can be trusted" and "can’t be too careful", only.

    https://dbk.gesis.org/dbksearch/file.asp?file=ZA4800_q.pdf

    Trust in Education System

    This indicator holds the percentage of respondents that answered "a great deal" or "quite a lot" to confidence in the education system.

    Retrieved from, https://dbk.gesis.org/dbksearch/file.asp?file=ZA4800_q.pdf, 12.2014

    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

    Trust in the Ecological Competence of the National, Regional or Local Government

    The indicator provides the percentage of responses on all responses in which national, regional or local government are stated when it comes to environmental issues.

    Retrieved from, http://www.gesis.org/en/social-indicators/products-of-the-zsi/european-s..., 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)

    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."

    Legatum Prosperity Index

    The Prosperity Index is a global measurement of prosperity based on both income and wellbeing. The Index analysed the countries across 8 sub-indices – Economy, Entrepreneurship & Opportunity, Governance, Education, Health, Safety & Security, Personal Freedom and Social Capital.

    Rule of Law

    Rule of law captures perceptions of the extent to which agents have confidence in and abide by the rules of society, and in particular the quality of contract enforcement, property rights, the police, and the courts, as well as the likelihood of crime and violence.
    Reference: http://info.worldbank.org/governance/wgi/index.aspx#doc Accessed 14.01.15

    CPIA transparency, accountability, and corruption in the public sector rating (1=low to 6=high)

    Transparency, accountability, and corruption in the public sector assess the extent to which the executive can be held accountable for its use of funds and for the results of its actions by the electorate and by the legislature and judiciary, and the extent to which public employees within the executive are required to account for administrative decisions, use of resources, and results obtained.

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