Unequal Perceived Quality of Life among Elderly Italians: Different Satisfaction Levels in Selected Spheres of Life

  • Enrica Aureli
  • Barbara Baldazzi
Part of the Social Indicators Research Series book series (SINS, volume 17)


In Italy recent demographic trends have caused a drop in natality, with Italy being currently one of the countries with the lowest birth levels both in Europe and world-wide. Moreover, considerable gains have also been made in average life expectancy.1 This combination has led to an absolute and relative increase in the elderly population. Thus in 1995, the elderly population, that is all those aged 65 years and over, comprised 16.6% of the total population.


Satisfaction Level Satisfaction Family Relationship Multiple Correspondence Analysis Family Network Social Indicator Research 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Enrica Aureli
    • 1
  • Barbara Baldazzi
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Statistics, Probability and Applied StatisticsUniversity of RomeItaly
  2. 2.Italian National, Statistical InstituteISTATItaly

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