Article

Economic crisis and social classes: everyone loses out, especially poorer people

Social Inclusion
Olga Salido, senior lecturer in Sociology at the Complutense University of Madrid

Although the economic crisis has produced a generalised impoverishment of the different population segments in our country, the impact has been much greater among the poorer classes.

Economic crisis and social classes: everyone loses out, especially poorer people

Article

Ageing in place: where is best? Village or city?

Social Inclusion
Irene Lebrusán Murillo, Asociated lecturer in Carlos III University of Madrid
The house we live in is closely related with our quality of life and health, especially during old age. In turn, the quality of our home will depend on the municipality in which it is located. At this intersection, we tackle the question of whether it is better to grow old in a village or a city.
Ageing in place: where is best? Village or city?

Dossier

Ageing and care. How will we live and care for ourselves when we get old?

Social Inclusion
The fifth Dossier of the Social Observatory of ”la Caixa” defines the challenges raised by the growing increase in the elderly population in welfare states. This issue evaluates elderly people’s contribution to society and reflects on the evolution of quality of life for this collective. 
Ageing and care. How will we live and care for ourselves when we get old?

Article

The new carers

Social Inclusion
Antonio Abellán, Alba Ayala and Julio Pérez, CSIC. CCHS; Rogelio Pujol, INE; Gerdt Sundström, Jönköping University; Adaptation: María Ramos, post-doctoral researcher at the Carlos III University of Madrid

Who cares for the carers? This article by the Social Observatory of ”la Caixa” explains the changes that have taken place in the figure of the carer and also the importance of carers receiving care too.

The new carers

Interview

«If we are capable of living healthily, living more years does not mean more dependency»

Science
María Blasco, Director of the National Centre for Oncological Research (CNIO)

María Blasco, director of Spain's National Centre for Oncological Research,  shares with the  Social Observatory of "la Caixa" her view on how to extend healthy life years and the possible consequences in society.

«If we are capable of living healthily, living more years does not mean more dependency»

Infodata

Is living more years synonymous with greater quality of life?

Social Inclusion
From the age of 65 years onwards, men live healthily for a longer time than women do. What is happening in our peer countries?
Is living more years synonymous with greater quality of life?

Highlights

Reviews

Barometer

Barometer

Context Indicators

Using a series of basic indicators and synthetic indicators on social, demographic and economic issues, this section of the Social Observatory of “la Caixa” offers a view in figures of the social reality of Spain within the European and international context.

Context Indicators

Barometer

Social Inclusion Indicators

Social Inclusion

What is the country’s socioeconomic situation? The Social Observatory of “la Caixa” includes in this section a series of indicators that offer a current-day snapshot of the relationship between the economy and people, analysing aspects such as the composition of households or labour market access in comparison with the societies of peer countries.

Social Inclusion Indicators

Barometer

Education Indicators

Education

Where is education heading? In this section the Social Observatory of “la Caixa” presents a series of indicators are presented that are key to understanding the situation of education in our society. The majority have been built using data from international databases such as the European Social Survey (ESS) or the PISA Report, among others.

Education Indicators

Barometer

Science, Innovation and Environment Indicators

Science

Research is a potential driving force for promoting economic growth and social welfare. What is the relative effort in research that different countries make? What economic activities are related to that research? This set of indicators provides an introduction to the history of research and innovation in various countries.

Science, Innovation and Environment Indicators

Barometer

Culture Indicators

Culture

How is our country positioned in cultural questions? Understanding culture in its broadest form, the indicators presented by the Social Observatory of “la Caixa” in this section allow us to interpret how culture is interrelated, within a European context, with today’s social and economic reality.

Culture Indicators

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