In Spain barely 3.3% of the total of social transfers in the year 2016
targeted children, against the European average of 9%. However, this study
shows that it is the most effective way of eradicating poverty.
To what point do poverty and material deprivation affect the households in
which children live? The eighth Dossier from the Social Observatory of ”la
Caixa” analyses the relationship between child poverty and its
consequences, such as health problems, academic failure and social mobility
Caring for children and dependent elderly people, cooking, cleaning the
house… what economic value can we attribute to unpaid domestic tasks? We
calculate what this invisible work would represent for Spain’s GDP.