HEALTH AND ITS EFFECTS ON THE QUALITY OF LIFE IN THE EU COUNTRIES

Bibiána Nováková, Tatiana Vagašová

Abstract


The aim of the paper is to analyse health and its influence on quality of life in the EU countries. One of actually discussed topics in quality of life measurement is health. This paper assesses importance of health in determining the quality of life. First research goal tries to explore relationship between indicators of objective and self-perceived health status to find out means of their usage in the context of quality of life. Next goal is focused on influence of health satisfaction on overall life satisfaction. Final research goal tries to explain relationship between health of population and overall life satisfaction. Main contribution of the paper is to demonstrate differences between objective and self-perceived health and to point out the fact that overall life satisfaction is shaped by various dimensions of life. 


Keywords


health; life satisfaction; quality of life; self-perceived health

JEL Codes


C38, C51,

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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1515/aicue-2016-0001

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