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Housing

What social challenges does decent housing represent in Spain? This report analyses three challenges in this field: access, conditions and energy needs.

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Why are young people unable to access home ownership?

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.

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Housing: right or commodity?

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.

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Difficulties in access to housing

In 2017, some 42.1% of people devoted more than 40% of their disposable income to paying the rent. What does this mean in the European context?

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Does more renting mean greater insecurity?

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.

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People of Spanish and foreign nationalities alike have a perception of their health as good or very good, and above the European Union average.

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The evolution of employment precarity among young people in Spain, 2008-2018

The evolution of employment precarity among young people in Spain, 2008-2018

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Labour precarity among young people especially affects women. They occupy worse-paid positions with higher rates of temporary work than men.

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Involuntary and dependent self-employment in Spain

Involuntary and dependent self-employment in Spain

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Involuntary self-employment in Spain (21.7% of self-employed people) exceeded the European average (16.9%) in 2017. This study indicates that involuntary self-employment is common among young people and people with a low educational level.