“A science-informed approach specifically refers to understanding how problems develop”

Dr Nick, Axford Senior Researcher and Head of What Works, Dartington Social Research Unit

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Education

Do we have quality education? In this report we analyse three fundamental dimensions: access to sufficient educational level, obtaining of adequate knowledge to contribute to economic and social development, and degree of inclusion of the education system.

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Between the years 2007 and 2017, inequality in Spain increased, with a Gini Coeficient (not including social transfers) that has increased in value from 45 to 50

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Households with very low work intensity and dependent children, greater risk of poverty and social exclusion

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Disproportionate housing costs

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Some 30.4% of people of foreign origin live in households in which their housing costs exceed 40% of their disposable income.

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Long-life societies confronting the challenge of long-term care

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What does long-term care represent for societies with increasing life expectancy? We analyse the research that exists on this issue.

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Employment rates of the population (aged 24 to 64)

Employment rates of the population (aged 24 to 64)

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Does being an immigrant influence employability? Judging by the data, yes, and prominently: in 2018, the occupation rate of the foreign population in Spain with higher education was 9.2 points below that of the native population.