Does parenthood make us happy ? Can we migrate to become happier ? How does gender inequality influence depression rates ? And how do we define and measure individuals’ wellbeing across Europe ? New insights on these and other important questions are provided by the latest findings from the European Social Survey.
The results are presented in a new interactive website www.esswellbeingmatters.org and accompanying print publication, both called ’Measuring and Reporting on Europeans’ Wellbeing’, which showcase the rich data and broad scope of the ESS to explore this complex topic.
Expert analysis explores the definition, drivers and distribution of subjective wellbeing in more than 30 European countries, using data from the first six rounds of the survey. Academics, policymakers and students are encouraged to explore the new website and use the resource for their own research and informing policy.
ESS ERIC also published the fifth booklet in the ESS Topline Findings Series on ’Europeans’ Personal and Social Wellbeing’. It can be downloaded here.
The publication presents additional findings from the ESS Round 6 and focuses on personal and social wellbeing, exploring how it is distributed across countries, age groups and income groups. It highlights the different components that make up individual wellbeing, including emotional and evaluative wellbeing, supportive relationships and vitality.