Well-Being in Everyday Life

  • Wolfgang GlatzerEmail author
Part of the SpringerBriefs in Well-Being and Quality of Life Research book series (BRIEFSWELLBEING)


Some dimensions of everyday life in Europe, which are diminishing the well-being of people, will now be regarded. Living alone in a one person-household, is in the European average accompanied by a lower well-being than it exists for couples or multi-person households. A moderate problem, which leads to some deficits in well-being, is missing social support in case of need and emergency that Europeans don’t feel often “anxious at a night walk” is a criterion for a certain safety and security. That relationships between people need to be grounded on trust is a challenge for a good society but it is scarce in European societies. These everyday dimensions are always seen from the eyes of the people itself. Experts have diagnosed that in each EU Member States deficits of social justice exist and that the discrepancies between the countries are rather big.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Social SciencesGoethe UniversityFrankfurt am MainGermany

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