"How's Austria?": life satisfaction in 2019 remained high, material wealth has increased significantly, but so have emissions and resource consumption; study offers first outlook on the impact of the Corona crisis
The majority of the material
wealth indicators have been assessed very positively or positively
for the last three years: In 2019, for example, gross domestic product
Based on the observation of the year 2019, the report also offers a first outlook on the consequences of the Corona crisis, which will have a negative effect on the indicators in the areas of material wealth and quality of life and a positive effect on at least some of the environmental indicators.
"The corona crisis has hit Austria hard with health consequences, the largest economic downturn since World War II and massive restrictions on social life. At the same time, Austria was in an excellent position to face the crisis in terms of prosperity and quality of life. Apart from containing the pandemic and coping with the economic and social consequences, however, there are other challenges that Austria had to face already before the crisis, such as the sustainable protection of climate and environment as well as the effects of demographic change on the social security systems," said Statistics Austria Director General Tobias Thomas.
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