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    Pollutant emissions from transport

    "Pollutant emissions transport" measures the transport emissions of NOx, NMVOCs and particulate matter (PM10 and PM2.5). It is structured as a benchmark, having an index pegged at year 2000 (index 2000 = 100).

    Retrieved from, http://ec.europa.eu/eurostat/tgm/table.do?tab=table&init=1&plugin=0&lang..., 24.03.2015

    Recycling rate of municipal waste (%)

    The recycling rate is the tonnage recycled from municipal waste divided by the total municipal waste arising.
    Recycling includes material recycling, composting and anaerobic digestion. Municipal waste consists to a large extent of waste generated by households, but may also include similar wastes generated by small businesses and public institutions and collected by the municipality
    The indicator is a part of the "resource efficiency scoreboard"

    Soil erosion by water - area eroded by more than 10 tonnes per hectare per year

    The indicator assesses the soil loss by water erosion processes (rainsplash, sheetwash and rills) and gives an indication of the area affected by a certain rate of soil erosion (moderate to severe, i.e. >10 tonnes/hectare/year in the OECD definition). This area is expressed in km2 and as a percentage of the total non-artificial area in the country.

    Water productivity (GDP/Water Footprint)

    "The indicator illustrates the amount of economic value generated by unit of water consumption. It is calculated as GDP (in Purchasing Power Standards /PPS) divided by the Water Footprint (WF) of a country."

    Retrieved from, http://database.eco-innovation.eu/indicators/view/280/1, 31.03.2015

    Unpaid voluntary work through a political or charitable organisation

    Percentage by country of respondents to the European Quality of Life Survey who said that they did unpaid voluntary work through political or charitable organisations regularly (every week or month), occasionally (less than once a month) or that they do not volunteer.

    Experience stress, depression or anxiety at work

    Stress, depression or anxiety are health problems that could be caused or made worse by work.
    In 18 EU Member States, stress, depression or anxiety are the most mentioned health
    problems either caused or made worse by work
    https://osha.europa.eu//en/publications/reports/TE-81-08-478-EN-C_OSH_in...
    (Retrieved: 26 January 2015)

    Health expenditure, total (% of GDP)

    Indicator states total spending in a country on health as a proportion of its GDP. Total health expenditure is the sum of public and private health expenditure. It covers the provision of health services (preventive and curative), family planning activities, nutrition activities, and emergency aid designated for health but does not include provision of water and sanitation.
    (World Bank, http://data.worldbank.org/indicator/SH.XPD.TOTL.ZS, 15-01-2015)

    Hours of work per week

    The average number of hours corresponds to the number of hours per week the person normally works.

    http://ec.europa.eu/eurostat/tgm/web/table/description.jsp
    (Retrieved: 26 January 2015)

    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"

    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...)

    Quality of public transport

    Average scores by country from responses to a question on the European Quality of Life Survey which asks respondents to rate the quality of public services in their country on a scale of 1 to 10, where 1 means very poor quality and 10 means very high quality.

    Absence Due to Job-related Health Complaints

    Persons reporting that their most serious work-related health problem resulted in sick leave in the past 12 months
    http://ec.europa.eu/public_opinion/flash/fl_398_en.pdf
    (Retrieved: 26 January 2015)

    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)

    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

    Dissatisfaction with the Accessibility of Green Spaces

    Percentage of people who have reason to complain about a lack of green spaces in their residential area, based on Eurobarometer survey.

    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

    Evaluation of the State of Education in the Country 

    Overall evaluation of the situation of education in a given country
    http://gesis-simon.de/simon_eusi/index.php#
    (Date of retrieval: 2 February 2015)

    Expenditures on Education

    Current and capital expenditures on education by local, regional and national governments, including municipalities (household contributions are excluded), expressed as a percentage of total government expenditure on all sectors (including health, education, social services, etc.).

    WikiProgress Statistics, http://stats.wikiprogress.org/Index.aspx?DataSetCode=EDUCATION_EXPENDITURE, Retrieved on 19.12.2014

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