Article

Does unemployment harm mental health?

Social Inclusion
Lídia Farré, Universitat de Barcelona, IAE (CSIC), MOVE and IZA; Francesco Fasani, Queen Mary University of London, IZA and CEPR; Hannes Mueller, IAE (CSIC), Barcelona GSE and MOVE; Adaptation: Michele Catanzaro
Stress, depression, insomnia, tension, feeling of uselessness… This article analyses how the mental health of workers was affected by the economic crisis and long-term unemployment.  
Does unemployment harm mental health?

Article

Does science advance one funeral at a time?

Science
Christian Fons-Rosen, Pompeu Fabra University
What happens when a scientist conducting high-level research dies prematurely? This article confirms a proliferation of articles by new researchers, with disruptive ideas, in the field of the deceased person.
Does science advance one funeral at a time?

Article

The evolution of the economy and the rejection of immigration in Europe

Social Inclusion
Javier G. Polavieja, Universidad Carlos III de Madrid
Behind rejection of the other, and xenophobia, lie factors such as the country’s macroeconomic evolution, individual economic vulnerability and worker exposure to job competition.
The evolution of the economy and the rejection of immigration in Europe

Article

Housing system and welfare state. The Spanish case within the European context

Social Inclusion
Jordi Bosch, Universitat Pompeu Fabra; Carme Trilla, Barcelona Metropolitan Housing Observatory; Adaptation: Xavier Aguilar
The welfare system in Spain has never paid great attention to housing. However, it is a key aspect and one that has repercussions in other dimensions such as health and education.
Housing system and welfare state. The Spanish case within the European context

Dossier

Housing: right or commodity?

Social Inclusion
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.
Housing: right or commodity?

Infodata

Public investment in housing

Social Inclusion
In 2015, the percentage of social rental houses in Spain stood at 2.5%, which is very low. Which EU countries have the largest volume of social housing?
Public investment in housing

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Context Indicators

Using a series of basic indicators and synthetic indicators on social, demographic and economic issues, this section of the Social Observatory of “la Caixa” offers a view in figures of the social reality of Spain within the European and international context.

Context Indicators

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Social Inclusion Indicators

Social Inclusion

What is the country’s socioeconomic situation? The Social Observatory of “la Caixa” includes in this section a series of indicators that offer a current-day snapshot of the relationship between the economy and people, analysing aspects such as the composition of households or labour market access in comparison with the societies of peer countries.

Social Inclusion Indicators

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Education Indicators

Education

Where is education heading? In this section the Social Observatory of “la Caixa” presents a series of indicators are presented that are key to understanding the situation of education in our society. The majority have been built using data from international databases such as the European Social Survey (ESS) or the PISA Report, among others.

Education Indicators

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Science, Innovation and Environment Indicators

Science

Research is a potential driving force for promoting economic growth and social welfare. What is the relative effort in research that different countries make? What economic activities are related to that research? This set of indicators provides an introduction to the history of research and innovation in various countries.

Science, Innovation and Environment Indicators

Barometer

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Culture

How is our country positioned in cultural questions? Understanding culture in its broadest form, the indicators presented by the Social Observatory of “la Caixa” in this section allow us to interpret how culture is interrelated, within a European context, with today’s social and economic reality.

Culture Indicators

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