Croatia -Quality of life surveyed -September 03, 2013

Eurofound published profiles on the quality of life in seven EU enlargement countries based on the 3rd European Quality of Life Survey (EQLS) that took place in 2012. The EQLS serves as a source of information on living conditions, housing, local environment, health, public services, social cohesion and quality of society, as well as subjective well-being. Some of the Croatian results are worth mentioning. The poverty rate of 21% is higher than the EU27 average (16%), while income inequality, a Gini coefficient of 31 in 2011, is similar to the EU27 average of 30.7. The perceived social exclusion index (2.4) is above the EU average (2.2).


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