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Zróżnicowanie poziomu życia mieszkańców Unii Europejskiej
Variations in the living standards of European Union citizens

Author(s): Jerzy Babiak
Subject(s): Politics / Political Sciences
Published by: Uniwersytet Adama Mickiewicza
Keywords: Unia Europejska; polityka społeczna UE

Summary/Abstract: The paper presents the issue of the varied standards of living in the European Union. The first part of the paper discusses theoretical matters concerning the measurement of various dimensions of the quality of life examined by the European Union (EU-SILC, EQLS) and an international organization HelpAge International (GAWI). The second, fundamental part of the paper analyzes selected objective and subjective indicators, such as equivalent levels of disposable income (Gini coefficient), the situation of households in different countries as well as the quality of life of senior citizens (aged 60 plus). The third part of the paper is an analysis of the assessment of the threat of poverty and social exclusion in the European Union.

  • Issue Year: 2013
  • Issue No: 7
  • Page Range: 39-48
  • Page Count: 10
  • Language: Polish