Friday June 24, 2016

In the wake of EU referendum results (source: Wikipedia), a number of maps are making the rounds on the Internet. Jonathan Crowe from the Map Room has compiled them.

(Source: The Map Room)

Posted by Sherri Sunstrum in MAPS/ATLAS on Friday Jun 24, 2016  Comments [0]  Bookmark and Share
Wednesday June 22, 2016

Gender gaps in subjective wellbeing is a 2015 report by the European Union.

In all countries of the world, especially in high-income countries, women declare a higher level of life satisfaction than men when they experience similar conditions (for example, pay and working conditions), but score lower on measures that capture short-term positive and negative emotions, and suffer from higher levels of depression. It is true that the advantage of women in terms of happiness and life satisfaction is not uniform along the life cycle: women are less happy than men before the age of 18, happier than men afterwards and until their fifties, and less happy again thereafter. The positive gap in life satisfaction is not explained by women’s situation on the labour market, their income, education, personality traits or other personal features or living conditions.

On the contrary, women would have obvious reasons to be less satisfied with their life and their professional situation than men: they perform longer hours of unpaid work, receive lower wages and are still predominantly clustered into less prestigious occupations. We propose two main explanations for this contrasted picture. The first one is that men and women make different use of their time, especially when they live together. The second one is that they have different expectations.

(Source: EU)

Posted by Sherri Sunstrum in GOVERNMENT INFORMATION on Wednesday Jun 22, 2016  Comments [0]  Bookmark and Share
Monday June 20, 2016

Survey data explorer - LGBT survey 2012 allows the user to browse the results from Europe's LGBT survey which took place in 2012. The survey was produced by the European Union Agency for Fundamental Rights.

The survey was conducted online in the 27 European Member States and Croatia between April & July 2012. The agency collected information from 93,079 people, aged 18 and over, who identified as LGBT.

The goal of the survey was to better understand the experiences of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgendered people, in related to their fundamental rights.

Users can search the results from the survey, which includes daily life, discrimination, violence and harassment, rights awareness, and specific questions for transgendered individuals.

(Source: European Union Agency for Fundamental Rights)

Posted by Sherri Sunstrum in GOVERNMENT INFORMATION on Monday Jun 20, 2016  Comments [0]  Bookmark and Share