Quality of life

International Internet Magazine. Baltic States news & analytics Saturday, 30.05.2020, 21:00

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Happiness measurements for reaching sustainable goals

Happiness measurements for reaching sustainable goals

15.03.2020

As a universal goal, the relevance of happiness is recognized in many countries as a vital means for reaching citizens’ well-being. Importance of this recognition in public policy requires an active state’s objectives and priorities towards more inclusive, equitable and balanced approach to economic growth that promotes sustainable development.

Keyword tags: EU – Baltic States, Modern EU, Quality of life, Society



Latvians' opinion about overall situation in the country keeps worsening - survey

Latvians' opinion about overall situation in the country keeps worsening - survey

17.02.2020

In January this year residents’ opinion about the overall situation in Latvia continued to worsen, according to the latest Latvian Barometer survey conducted by SKDS research agency referred LETA.

Swedbank: Middle class makes up 9% of Latvia's population

Swedbank: Middle class makes up 9% of Latvia's population

12.02.2020

Middle class makes up 9% of Latvia's population, according to a study carried out by Swedbank and SKDS research center.


Eurostat: Almost 7% of households are unable to pay utility bills on time

Eurostat: Almost 7% of households are unable to pay utility bills on time

20.01.2020

Improving the living conditions of its people and fighting poverty and social exclusion is a central part of European Union policies. Nevertheless, there are still households in the EU that have difficulties in making ends meet. In 2018, almost 7% of households had been unable to pay utility bills (heating, electricity, gas, water, etc.) on time, due to financial difficulties. However, this share has fallen steadily in the EU as a whole, from over 10% of households in 2013, informed Eurostat.

Latvia: Decline in population at risk of poverty

Latvia: Decline in population at risk of poverty

16.01.2020

Data of the survey conducted by the Central Statistical Bureau (CSB) in 2019 show that 434 thousand persons or 22.9% of the population of Latvia were at risk of poverty1 in 2018 – 0.4 percentage points less than in 2017. Disposable income2 of this share of population was below the at-risk-of-poverty threshold.


06.01.2020

Eurostat: How much are households spending on eating-out?

In 2018, households in the European Union (EU) spent over €600 bn (equivalent to 3.8% of EU GDP) on 'catering services', i.e. restaurants, cafés, canteens, and the like, reported Eurostat.

17.12.2019

Financial situation improved for 31% households in Latvia this year - survey

This year, financial situation improved for 31 percent of households in Latvia, Evija Kropa, an expert at the Swedbank Institute of Finances, told BC, citing a survey commissioned by the bank.

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