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Gianni Betti, Antonella D'Agostino, Giulio Ghellini and Sergio Longobardi
 
''Measuring the impact of financial crisis on quality of life in Europe''
( 2020, Vol. 40 No.1 )
 
 
Improving and monitoring Quality of Life is becoming one of the most important goals of European Union policies. However, its measurement is complex and multi-faceted, as an individual's current and future state of wellbeing depends upon a great number of variables. Moreover, there is no doubt that crisis impacted differentially in European countries. Against this background, the aim of this article is to provide a better understanding of the changes in quality of life in European countries and the role of receiving contexts in influencing these outcomes. In order to achieve it, the paper proposes a multidimensional and fuzzy approach to measure Quality of Life and investigate the evolution of different dimensions of quality life over time by use a propensity score method for isolating the effect of crisis from the net change.
 
 
Keywords: Quality of life over time, fuzzy set, propensity score weighting, economic crisis
JEL: I3 - Welfare and Poverty: General
C5 - Econometric Modeling: General
 
Manuscript Received : Jun 19 2019 Manuscript Accepted : Feb 05 2020

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