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    Distribution of plant species

    Expected average percentage of stable area of 856 plant species for two different climate scenarios.
    Retrieved from: http://www.eea.europa.eu/data-and-maps/indicators/distribution-of-plant-...
    on 10/02/2015

    EU imports from least-developed countries by group of products

    The value at market prices of EU imports from least-developed countries, broken down by group of products (agricultural products, raw materials, energy products and manufactured goods).

    (Eurostat, http://epp.eurostat.ec.europa.eu/cache/ITY_SDDS/en/tsdgp230_esmsip.htm, 2014-12-10)

    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.

    Long-term unemployment rate, by sex   

    The overall percentage of the total active population which is unemployed, and broken down by sex. Long-term unemployed (12 months and more) comprise persons aged at least 15, who are not living in collective households, who will be without work during the next two weeks, who would be available to start work within the next two weeks and who are seeking work (have actively sought employment at some time during the previous four weeks or are not seeking a job because they have already found a job to start later).

    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)

    Unemployment rate, by age group    

    "Unemployment rates represent unemployed persons as a percentage of the labour force. The labour force is the total number of people employed and unemployed. Unemployed persons comprise persons aged 15 to 74 who were:
    a. without work during the reference week,
    b. currently available for work, i.e. were available for paid employment or self-employment before the end of the two weeks following the reference week,

    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)

    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.

    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

    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.

    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.

    Distribution of population by household type and income group

    Shows what proportion of the national population fall into a variety of household types, constructed by reference to the numbers of adult members, their age and gender, and the numbers of dependent children living with them, as well as whether their income group is above or below 60% median equivalised income. All persons aged less then 18 are considered as dependent children, plus those economically inactive aged 18-24 living with at least one of their parents.

    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...

    How would you rate the quality of health services?

    This indicator is based on a question surveying the quality of the national health care system. Respondents choose on scale of one to ten, with 10 being of very high quality and 1 being of very low quality. The other two non-numerical options are "don't know" and "refusal."

    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

    Difficulty in seeing a doctor because of cost of seing the doctor

    The indicator measures difficulty in seeing a doctor because of cost being prohibitive. Respondents can choose from "very difficult", "a little difficult" to "not difficult at all."

    Retrieved from,
    http://eurofound.europa.eu/sites/default/files/ef_files/pubdocs/2012/64/..., 06.12.14

    Quality of national health service

    Participants were asked to grade the quality of health services in their country on a scale of 1 to 10, with "10" ranked best and "1" ranked worst. Other answers included refusal to answer or do not know.

    EQLS, 2012
    (http://eurofound.europa.eu/sites/default/files/ef_files/surveys/eqls/201...)

    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...

    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

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