Individual well-being

Equality in individual well-being: main results
  Persons with severe disabilities Persons with disabilities (total) Persons without disabilities
Current life (average satisfaction) 1,3 5.8 7.2 8.2
Good or very good self-perceived health (%) 2 15.0 47.3 94.0
Housing (average satisfaction) 1,3 7.6 8.1 8.4
Personal relationships (average satisfaction) 1,3 7.6 8.3 8.7
One week’s annual holiday away from home (%) 4 67.4 80.7 90.9
Population aged 16 to 64 years living in a private household.
1 SILC 2020.
2 SILC 2021.
3 Average score on a scale of 0 (-) to 10 (+).
4 SILC 2013.
Source: FSO – Survey on Income and Living Conditions (SILC)

Relevance to equality

Individual well-being is a general state of satisfaction and good quality of life. It depends on individual living conditions (objective dimension) and the assessment that these individuals make of their situation (subjective dimension). Well-being is greatly enhanced when people feel equal to others. There are areas of life in which equality is more actively expected than in others, but all aspects of life are concerned.

Individual well-being is measured in eight important areas for equality and the quality of life of people with disabilities.

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