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Do fathers spend more time with their children than they used to?

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Do fathers spend more time with their children than they used to?

January 2021

Tomás Cano, Goethe-Universität Frankfurt and Universitat Pompeu Fabra

According to this study, in comparison with the year 2002, in 2010 there was an increase in the time that mothers, and even more so fathers, devoted to their children. Despite this, the gender gap persists.

Temporary work and self-employment have a negative impact on workers’ wellbeing

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Temporary work and self-employment have a negative impact on workers’ wellbeing

January 2021

Social Inclusion
Maite Blázquez, Universidad Autónoma de Madrid, UAM;Ainhoa Herrarte, UAM;Ana Isabel Moro Egido, Universidad de Granada

Is the gig economy threatening workers’ wellbeing? The rise in temporary and self-employment, favoured by the digital platforms, seems to be affecting quality of life.

Immigrants’ names as an initial factor of discrimination

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Immigrants’ names as an initial factor of discrimination

January 2021

Social Inclusion
Cornel Nesseler, Norwegian University of Science and Technology, NTNU;Carlos Gómez-González, University of Zurich, UZH;Helmut Dietl, University of Zurich, UZH;Adaptation: Xavier Aguilar

An experiment with an amateur football team reveals difficulties in social integration for people of foreign origin. When faced with similar profiles, team managers tended towards choosing players with local names. 

Presence of foreign footballers and its impact on attitudes to immigration

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Presence of foreign footballers and its impact on attitudes to immigration

January 2021

Social Inclusion
Ignacio Lago, Universitat Pompeu Fabra;Carlos Lagos Peñas, Universidad de Vigo;Adaptation: Juan Manuel Garcia Campos

Can football alter opinions on immigration? According to this study, among a club’s followers, when the team wins thanks to foreign players, immigration is perceived more positively. 

Predicting international migratory movements using Google searches

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Predicting international migratory movements using Google searches

December 2020

Social Inclusion
Marcus H. Böhme, German Federal Ministry of Finance;André Gröger, Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona (UAB), Barcelona Graduate School of Economics (BGSE), and Markets, Organizations and Votes in Economics (MOVE);Tobias Heidland (né Stöhr),, Universidad de Kiel, Institut für Weltwirtschaft (IfW) e IZA Institute of Labor Economics

Google searches for terms such as passportsalary, or social care, as well as the desired destination country, can offer clues regarding tendencies in migratory flows.

The presence of immigrants in local politics is well below their demographic weight in Spanish society

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The presence of immigrants in local politics is well below their demographic weight in Spanish society

December 2020

Social Inclusion
Santiago Pérez-Nievas, Carles Pamies and Marta Paradés, Universidad Autónoma de Madrid (UAM);Daniela Vintila, CEDEM, Université de Liège

Do municipal councils in Spain reflect the diversity of origins of the population? We analyse access to local politics for immigrants and whether differences exist between the different foreign groups. 

Immigration, integration and sustainability of the education system

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Immigration, integration and sustainability of the education system

December 2020

Social Inclusion
Lídia Farré, Universitat de Barcelona and Institut d’Anàlisi Econòmica (IAE-CSIC);Francesc Ortega, City University of New York, Queens College

The arrival of foreign pupils at state-owned schools caused the displacement of the children of native families with greater resources towards private schools. What effects does this displacement have on the quality of the public system?

Immigration is revitalising rural Spain

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Immigration is revitalising rural Spain

December 2020

Social Inclusion
Luis Camarero, UNED;Rosario Sampedro, Universidad de Valladolid;Adapted by Lluís Reales

In 2019, nearly 10% of residents in Spanish municipalities with fewer than 10,000 inhabitants had been born abroad. Is immigration rejuvenating and preserving activity in depopulated areas of Spain?

Imbalances between worked hours and desired hours among the younger population

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Imbalances between worked hours and desired hours among the younger population

November 2020

Social Inclusion
Margarita Torre, Universidad Carlos III de Madrid

Do we work the number of hours we really want to? The percentage of young people who are experiencing imbalances has increased significantly over the last 10 years, especially among
those who would prefer to work more hours.

Going to work in another city: who is willing to do so and why?

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Going to work in another city: who is willing to do so and why?

November 2020

Social Inclusion
Sergi Vidal, Centre d’Estudis Demogràfics, Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona

Four out of every ten workers in Spain, who have or are seeking a job, would be prepared to go and live somewhere else. Income and the professional career associated with upwards social mobility are the main reasons for interregional mobility.   

Who believes fake news in Spain?

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Who believes fake news in Spain?

November 2020

Social Inclusion
Nina Wiesehomeier and D.J. Flynn, School of Global and Public Affairs, IE University

People who get their news via social media networks give more credit to fake news. This study underlines the difficulty of effectively combating false information. 

Does the native population move out of neighbourhoods where immigrants move in?

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Does the native population move out of neighbourhoods where immigrants move in?

November 2020

Social Inclusion
Jesús Fernández-Huertas, UC3M;Ada Ferrer i Carbonell, IAE-CSIC, Barcelona GSE, IZA;Albert Saiz, MIT;Adaptation: Jordi Pueyo

Between 1998 and 2008, the percentage of immigrant population in Spain grew from 3% to 13%. Did this favour the appearance of ghettos? Or was there balance in residential areas between natives and immigrants?

Can algorithms expose tax fraud?

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Can algorithms expose tax fraud?

October 2020

Science Social Inclusion
Ignacio González, Agencia Estatal de Administración Tributaria;Alfonso Mateos, Universidad Politécnica de Madrid;Adapted by: Eli Vivas and Carina Bellver (StoryData)

Things are becoming increasingly difficult for tax evaders, with the new big data and artificial intelligence techniques that detect hidden wealth, the abuse of aggressive tax engineering and money laundering.

What do we know about the taxes we pay?

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What do we know about the taxes we pay?

October 2020

Social Inclusion
Dirk Foremny, Universitat de Barcelona

People have important misperceptions regarding the level of taxes that they pay. Does knowing more change what we think about redistribution?

Why do children from disadvantaged families have a higher risk of developing childhood obesity?

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Why do children from disadvantaged families have a higher risk of developing childhood obesity?

September 2020

Social Inclusion
Ana R. Sepúlveda, Tatiana Lacruz, Santos Solano, Marta Rojo, Francisco J. Román and Miriam Blanco, ANOBAS research group, Autonomous University of Madrid (UAM);Adapted by: Sílvia Galilea and Carina Bellver (StoryData)

¿Does childhood obesity as a result of a disadvantaged family environment exist? This article points towards the fact that, in the face of psychological distress, many children use food as an escape valve, which causes a loss of control over their diet.

Housework and childcare during the lockdown, tasks undertaken mainly by women

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Housework and childcare during the lockdown, tasks undertaken mainly by women

September 2020

Social Inclusion
Lídia Farré, Universitat de Barcelona and IAE-CSIC;Libertad González, Universitat Pompeu Fabra and Barcelona GSE

Despite a slight increase in participation by men, this study shows that housework and childcare represented a heavier workload for women during the lockdown.

How does parents’ education influence internet use by their children?

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How does parents’ education influence internet use by their children?

September 2020

Education
Dulce Manzano and María Fernández-Mellizo, Universidad Complutense de Madrid (UCM);Adapted by: Sílvia Galilea and Carina Bellver (StoryData)

The digital divide reduces equal opportunities for citizens. This article examines the reasons for this based on the analysis of ICT use patterns among Spanish compulsory secondary-school students.  

Personal well-being and the use of technology during lockdown

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Personal well-being and the use of technology during lockdown

September 2020

Social Inclusion
Javier García-Manglano, Charo Sádaba, Cecilia Serrano and Claudia López, research group, Institute of Culture and Society, University of Navarra

Technology has played a key role in us continuing to work and study from home, but also in leisure and communication. We spent, on average, over 9 hours a day in front of screens. Does greater consumption mean more or less wellbeing?

How can we improve support in Spain for public policies proposing to fight climate change?

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How can we improve support in Spain for public policies proposing to fight climate change?

September 2020

Science
Maria Rubio Juan, Melanie Revilla, André Pirralha and Wiebke Weber, RECSM-Universitat Pompeu Fabra

Climate change is a concern worldwide, but what influences support for climate change policies? According to this study, the determining factor is the perceived effectiveness of each measure.

Is there a motherhood penalty for promotion at work?

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Is there a motherhood penalty for promotion at work?

July 2020

Social Inclusion
Irina Fernandez-Lozano, Juan-Ignacio Martínez-Pastor and Teresa Jurado-Guerrero, UNED;M. José González, UPF

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.

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