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Quality of Life in the European Union and the Candidate Countries

Version
1
Resource Type
Dataset
Creator
  • Keck, Wolfgang (Wissenschaftszentrum Berlin für Sozialforschung (WZB))
  • Kohler, Ulrich (Wissenschaftszentrum Berlin für Sozialforschung (WZB))
  • Nauenburg, Ricarda (Wissenschaftszentrum Berlin für Sozialforschung (WZB))
  • European Commission (DG X - Information, Communication, Culture / DG Education and Culture / DG Press and Communication)
  • European Commission (DG X - Information, Communication, Culture / DG Education and Culture / DG Press and Communication)
Publication Date
2016
Contributor
  • Fliegner, Florian (Wissenschaftszentrum Berlin für Sozialforschung (WZB)) (Project Member)
  • Gauckler, Britta (Wissenschaftszentrum Berlin für Sozialforschung (WZB)) (Project Member)
  • Moschner, Meinhard (GESIS Leibniz-Institut für Sozialwissenschaften) (Contact Person)
  • Gallup Organization Hungary, Budapest (Data Collector)
  • Gallup Organization Hungary, Budapest (Data Collector)
  • INRA, International Research Associates, Brussels (Data Collector)
  • INRA, International Research Associates, Brussels (Data Collector)
Classification
  • ZA:
    • Economic Policy, National Economic Situation
Description
  • Abstract

    Harmonized data file as the basis for comparative analysis of quality of life in the Candidate Countries and the European Union member states, based on seven different data sets, one Eurobarometer survey covering 13 Candidate Countries with an identical set of variables conducted in April 2002, the other six Standard Eurobarometer of different subjects and fielded in different years, each with another set of questions identical with the CC Eurobarometer. Selected aggregate indicators of quality of life ... describing the social situation in the EU15 and Candidate Countries. The countries are tentatively grouped according to affinities following a families of nations logic. The indicators were drawn from various sources, mainly provided by supranational organisations. They are grouped into six categories and recorded in the technical report (page 12 ff.): (1) economy and employment; (2) health; (3) population and family; (4) inequality and social problems; (5) modernisation; (6) political system. Most indicators refer to the year 2000. Deviations from this rule are explained in the list of indicators, together with definitions, coding, and sources. The indicators are added to the harmonized EB data file for all 28 countries in order to provide an opportunity for multi-level analysis. Selected comprehensive indicators and relevant indices have been defined and constructed for quality of life and subjective well-being as well as for poverty and deprivation measures. The CC-Eurobarometer contains several questions on the perceived income situation of a household and on the availability or lack of certain consumer goods. It also provides information on the perception of social integration and general acceptance. (Source: Alber, Jens; Böhnke, Petra; Delhey, Jan; Fliegner, Florian; Gauckler, Britta; Habich, Roland; Keck, Wolfgang; Kohler, Ulrich Kohler; Nauenburg, Ricarda; Schiller, Sabine: Quality of Life in the European Union and the Candidate Countries. Technical Report. Results of data inspection, establishing a harmonized data file, recoding procedure and preparation of analysis. Hand-out for the first researchers’ meeting, Brussels, 4-5 March 2003.)
Temporal Coverage
  • 1998-10-29 / 2002-04-05
  • 1998-10-29 / 2002-04-05
Geographic Coverage
  • Italy / IT
  • Greece / GR
  • Slovakia / SK
  • Luxembourg / LU
  • Poland / PL
  • Netherlands / NL
  • Hungary / HU
  • Belgium / BE
  • Czech Republic / CZ
  • Lithuania / LT
  • Portugal / PT
  • Estonia / EE
  • Slovenia / SI
  • Romania / RO
  • Cyprus / CY
  • Malta / MT
  • Turkey / TR
  • Denmark / DK
  • Finland / FI
  • Sweden / SE
  • United Kingdom / GB
  • Ireland / IE
  • Austria / AT
  • France / FR
  • Bulgaria / BG
  • Germany / DE
  • Latvia / LV
  • Spain / ES
Sampled Universe
Population of any nationality of an European Union member, aged 15 years and over, resident in any of the Member States, respectively citizens of each Candidate Country, aged 15 and over.
Sampling
Multi-stage, random (probability) sampling. The sampling is based on a random selection of sampling points after stratification by the distribution of the national, resident population in terms of metropolitan, urban and rural areas, i.e. proportional to the population size (for a total coverage of the country) und to the population density. These primary sampling units (PSU) are selected from each of the administrative regions in every country. In the second stage, a cluster of addresses is selected from each sampled PSU. Addresses are chosen systematically using standard random route procedures, beginning with an initial address selected at random. In each household, one respondent is selected by a random procedure, such as the first birthday method.
Collection Mode
    • Face-to-face interview
    • Face-to-face interview
Data and File Information
  • Unit Type: Individual
    Number of Units: 110612
    Number of Variables: 484
    Type of Data: Survey data
    • File Name: EBharmonized_QoL_data.dta
      File Format: application/x-stata
      File Size: 58783390
      Data Fingerprint: 3cb9274766c25a59f098d13a5cb4ff10
      Method Fingerprint: MD5
  • Unit Type: Individual
    Number of Units: 110612
    Number of Variables: 484
    • File Name: EBharmonized_QoL_data.dta
      File Format: application/x-stata
      File Size: 58783390
      Data Fingerprint: 3cb9274766c25a59f098d13a5cb4ff10
      Method Fingerprint: MD5
  • Unit Type: Individual
    Number of Units: 110612
    Number of Variables: 484
    Type of Data: Survey data
    • File Name: EBharmonized_QoL_data.sav
      File Format: application/x-spss-sav
      File Size: 58893623
      Data Fingerprint: f6dcb9aef9b6e9a5cfcbb2628c7335d3
      Method Fingerprint: MD5
  • Unit Type: Individual
    Number of Units: 110612
    Number of Variables: 484
    • File Name: EBharmonized_QoL_data.sav
      File Format: application/x-spss-sav
      File Size: 58893623
      Data Fingerprint: f6dcb9aef9b6e9a5cfcbb2628c7335d3
      Method Fingerprint: MD5
    • File Name: EBharmonized_QoL_Codebook.pdf
      File Format: application/pdf
      File Size: 2580725
      Data Fingerprint: a605a9a0bf0ee9448c2b1feda8c7863a
      Method Fingerprint: MD5
    • File Name: EBharmonized_QoL_Codebook.pdf
      File Format: application/pdf
      File Size: 2580725
      Data Fingerprint: a605a9a0bf0ee9448c2b1feda8c7863a
      Method Fingerprint: MD5
    • File Name: EBharmonized_QoL_TechnicalReport.pdf
      File Format: application/pdf
      File Size: 879319
      Data Fingerprint: 6959a5930e4e4f367cc119f0074d1373
      Method Fingerprint: MD5
    • File Name: EBharmonized_QoL_TechnicalReport.pdf
      File Format: application/pdf
      File Size: 879319
      Data Fingerprint: 6959a5930e4e4f367cc119f0074d1373
      Method Fingerprint: MD5
Note
Source: Eurobarometer 50.1 (GESIS Study ZA3086)
Availability
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Rights
CC BY-NC-SA 4.0
Publications
  • Alber, Jens;Böhnke, Petra; Delhey, Jan; Fliegner, Florian; Gauckler, Britta; Habich, Roland; Keck, Wolfgang; Kohler, Ulrich Kohler; Nauenburg, Ricarda; Schiller, Sabine: Quality of Life in the European Union and the Candidate Countries. Technical Report. Results of data inspection, establishing a harmonized data file, recoding procedure and preparation of analysis. Hand-out for the first researchers’ meeting, Brussels, 4-5 March 2003.;

Update Metadata: 2019-10-01 | Issue Number: 3 | Registration Date: 2016-03-09

Keck, Wolfgang; Kohler, Ulrich; Nauenburg, Ricarda; European Commission (DG X - Information, Communication, Culture / DG Education and Culture / DG Press and Communication); European Commission (DG X - Information, Communication, Culture / DG Education and Culture / DG Press and Communication) (2016): Quality of Life in the European Union and the Candidate Countries. Version: 1. GESIS Datenarchiv. Dataset. https://doi.org/10.7802/1209