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Environmentalissuescontinuedtoloomlargeinthelastdecadeofthetwentiethc- tury,especiallyenvironmentalproblemsrelatedtorisinglevelsofCO emissionsand 2 different greenhouse gases at the planet’s common temperatures and, consequently, typhoon styles. Floods and droughts, together with unseasonably low and high temperatures turned the norm instead of the exception for giant expanses of Africa,Asia and Oceania. Even huge components of Europe and NorthAmerica have been s- jected to recurrent floods and droughts and skilled unseasonable extremes of cold and hot temperatures linked to man-made intrusions into the normal surroundings. And,still,aglobalplanofactiontohaltman-relatedpatternsofdef- estation, desertification, and over-fishing of the seas has but to return into being. whilst, the variety of neighborhood conflicts and civil wars elevated and, with them, the lives of many ladies, little ones, outdated humans and different n- opponents have been misplaced in those conflicts. more and more, neighborhood wars and conflicts had much less to do with disputes over land or different usual assets yet extra with the differing social, political and non secular identifications of the folk engaged in those conflicts. Warnings of genocide and near-genocide stipulations have been often proclaimed to the area group yet, unfortunately, the planet’s inter- tional safeguard equipment proved to be mostly useless in containing a number of the worst of those atrocities. for this reason, millions of individuals, ev- tually thousands, died whereas expecting the aid of the worldwide group to deliver an finish to their suffering.
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9 Excluding domain satisfaction variables. Excluding domain satisfaction variables and self-reported health status. 001) times more likely to experience improved well-being. Such findings support previous research which generally shows a positive relationship between employment and life satisfaction (Blanchflower and Oswald, 2002; Inglehart, 1990). Increased satisfaction with work amongst men and increased satisfaction with income amongst women, also suggest that economic factors are important considerations in understanding improvements in well-being.
There are more options for restructuring the employment sector—presuming economic growth—than in many of the old EU member states. Second, the share of population with high educational attainment in the post-communist countries is as high as in the northern EU 15 states. High education levels are a key precondition to build up a knowledge-based society. Third, there is the chance to modernize at a fast rate 22 WOLFGANG KECK AND PETER KRAUSE Disparities in Standard of Living in the EU FI SE EE LV DK LT IE UK NL BE PL DE CZ LU AT FR SI SK HU IT PT ES GR MT Low Standard of Living CY High Rank index with following indicators: GDP, Poverty rate (60% median), risk to fall into poverty, difficulties to make ends meet, unable to pay scheduled bills, satisfaction with standard of living.
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