Quality of Life (Survey on) - 2011 

Dernière mise à jour le : 29/12/2016

Présentation de l'opération

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Type d'opération :


Objectifs :

The quality of life survey which was carried out by INSEE in May 2011 allows to study, for the first time most of the quality of life indicators as defined in the Stiglitz-Sen-Fitoussi report. It aims to measure the different dimensions of the quality of life and their correlations, mixing subjective and objective aspects. It also aims to highlight the population groups who cumulate disadvantages. Conducted on an experimental basis, it is intended to bring empirical element to the  reflection on European indicators. It aims, by questioning on many variables, to bring out  the core variables that would be retained in the future version of SILC (Statistics on income and life conditions). 

Thèmes abordés :

The survey comprises several modules covering several of the dimensions of quality of life, highlighted by the Stiglitz Commission, some of them not covered by public statistics:

- Living conditions, deprivations
- Quality of the environment and insecurity
- Job satisfaction
- Health
- Well-being in general
- Trust in society and in institutions 

Champ de l'opération

Champ géographique :

Metropolitan France for the 2011 survey. The overseas departments may be integrated if the experiment is conclusive and if the survey is renewed. 

Champ(s) statistique(s) couvert(s) :

People living in ordinary housing (non-institutional) 

Caractéristiques techniques

Unité statistique enquêtée :


Période et mode de collecte :

Unique survey carried out in the first half of 2011 

Bimodal survey: internet and postal surveys
The questionnaire is self-administered via the Internet to 10,000 individuals 18 years of age or older, contacted by mail in May 2011. Non-respondents are contacted again , and receive a paper questionnaire to be returned by mail. 

Historique :

New survey

Plan de sondage :

The sample is drawn in the 2010 tax file. The sample size is 10,000 individuals. The stratification variables are: age, sex, rural or urban character of the commune of residence, whether or not the individual is attached to a principal residence and, if attached to a principal residence, the dwelling type and household composition.