Title: Quality of Life at the sub-national level: an operational example for the EU
Publisher: Publications Office of the European Union
Publication Year: 2012
JRC N°: JRC77399
ISBN: 978-92-79-27743-6
ISSN: 1831-9424
Other Identifiers: EUR 25630 EN
URI: http://publications.jrc.ec.europa.eu/repository/handle/JRC77399
DOI: 10.2788/70967
Type: EUR - Scientific and Technical Research Reports
Abstract: This study is the outcome of the European Commission joint project DG JRC / DG REGIO on the measure of quality of life of European regions. European Union cohesion policy supports the economic and social development of regions, especially lagging regions, throughout an integrated approach with the ultimate goal of improving citizens' wellbeing. In this setting, measuring quality of life at the sub-national level is the first step for assessing which regions can assure or have the potential to assure good quality of life and which cannot. The project simultaneously features three innovative points. First the attempt to measure QoL for the European Union regions (NUTS1/NUTS2). Second, the adoption of a type of aggregation, at the lowest level of QoL dimensions, which penalizes inequality across indicators, for mitigating compensability. Third, the inclusion of housing costs in the computation of individual's.
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