Amateur artistic practices
Educational expansion and the partial devaluation of credentialsEducation
Has mass access of Spaniards to intermediate and higher education been associated with a deterioration in the quality of educational qualifications, as some international bodies have warned?
Social stratification and parental care: an analysis of the Spanish caseSocial Inclusion Education
Good parenting is fundamental for children’s development. How does parental dedication differ between social groups? Knowing the answer is essential if we want an equal society.
On music, happiness and health. What do we know?Culture
How does music influence our wellbeing? This article by the Social Observatory of "la Caixa” describes how various researchers, healthcare practitioners and other professionals interpret the relationship that exists between music and happiness.
Cultural consumption: a question of taste or of price?Culture
This article from the Social Observatory of "la Caixa" analyses the role played by education and income in people’s participation in cultural activities of different types.
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