Article

The evolution of the economy and the rejection of immigration in Europe

Social Inclusion
Javier G. Polavieja, Universidad Carlos III de Madrid
Behind rejection of the other, and xenophobia, lie factors such as the country’s macroeconomic evolution, individual economic vulnerability and worker exposure to job competition.
The evolution of the economy and the rejection of immigration in Europe

Article

Housing system and welfare state. The Spanish case within the European context

Social Inclusion
Jordi Bosch, Universitat Pompeu Fabra; Carme Trilla, Barcelona Metropolitan Housing Observatory; Adaptation: Xavier Aguilar
The welfare system in Spain has never paid great attention to housing. However, it is a key aspect and one that has repercussions in other dimensions such as health and education.
Housing system and welfare state. The Spanish case within the European context

Article

Why are young people unable to access home ownership?

Social Inclusion
Guzmán Antonio Muñoz Fernández, Universidad de Córdoba; Adaptation: Àlex Blancafort
Employment precarity is an obstacle to accessing home ownership for young people. Rental, which is more expensive, or family solidarity are the main alternatives for setting up a home.
Why are young people unable to access home ownership?

Dossier

Housing: right or commodity?

Social Inclusion
The seventh Dossier from the Social Observatory of ”la Caixa” focuses on the residential insecurity faced by society’s most vulnerable groups, and access to housing for young people.
Housing: right or commodity?

Article

Does more renting mean greater insecurity?

Social Inclusion
Juan A. Módenes, Centre for Demographic Studies, Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona; Adaptation: Núria Vallès Peris
Access to housing through renting is increasing in Spain although it is the least secure form of housing tenure on an economic, contractual and legal basis. We analyse which groups are the most affected.
Does more renting mean greater insecurity?

Infodata

In what types of housing does the Spanish population live?

Social Inclusion
Some 45.6% of the population lives in a flat in a building with more than 10 homes. Is this the same in the rest of Europe?
In what types of housing does the Spanish population live?

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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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