The increase in high school and university graduates experienced in the second half of the last century can be observed in the generation born prior to the 1980s. This explains why the graph shows a significant incidence of population aged between 25 and 34 years with higher education qualifications. This indicator is very similar to that of the United States, one of the countries with the highest percentage of young people with higher education qualifications in the world. Despite this, the two countries differ greatly in the basic education (primary education and first phase of secondary education levels attained). The graph shows clearly that Spain is far behind the United States in the proportion of young people who have attained a level of intermmediate eduaction (secondary 2nd phase and post-secondary education). It is worth highlighting that this difference has decreased in the last ten years, although only slightly.
Is there a motherhood penalty for promotion at work?
Are mothers at a disadvantage when being considered for promotion at work? This study shows that they are not, providing that they have not taken options such as flexible or reduced working hours or teleworking.
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.
Women and men, consumption and production over the life course. An unequal relationship
A large difference exists between the productive activity of men and women, especially when the latter are mothers and devote considerable time to managing the household and caring for children and dependent elders.
The challenge for the Youth Guarantee
Numerous diagnoses exist relating to the increase in youth unemployment caused by the economic crisis. The article reflects on the effectiveness of policies generated according to these diagnoses and, especially, on the European Recommendation of the Youth Guarantee.
Low education level, low labour force participation
The economic crisis has affected the labour market for young people in Spain, especially for those with a low level of education. This situation needs to be reverted to avoid many under-30s ultimately suffering from exclusion.
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