Articles by subject area

The enduring impact of the economic crisis on child poverty

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The enduring impact of the economic crisis on child poverty

February 2020

Social Inclusion
Sara Ayllón,Department of Economics, Universitat de Girona

Despite the economic recovery, in 2018 three out of every ten children were living in a situation of anchored poverty. Poverty during childhood has consequences throughout life. We analyse its impact.

Why are there fewer women in manual occupations?

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Why are there fewer women in manual occupations?

January 2020

Social Inclusion
Margarita Torre,Universidad Carlos III de Madrid

Two out of every three workers in manual occupations are men, and women continue to be a minority in occupations such as construction, and industry. What factors influence segregation by gender in the labour market?

Who is affected by loneliness and social isolation?

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Who is affected by loneliness and social isolation?

December 2019

Social Inclusion
Javier Yanguas, Amaya Cilvetti and Cristina Segura,”la Caixa” Programme for Elderly People

The most visible face of loneliness is the feeling of not having people to call on or trust in case of need. Who does it affect most? We analyse the influence of factors such as age and gender.  

What is the value of domestic work in Spain?

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What is the value of domestic work in Spain?

December 2019

Social Inclusion
Marta Dominguez Folgueras,Department of Sociology of Sciences Po (Paris Institute of Political Studies)

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. 

Why do men not use work-family reconciliation measures?

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Why do men not use work-family reconciliation measures?

October 2019

Social Inclusion
J. A. Fernández-Cornejo, Sabina Belope-Nguema, Lorenzo Escot and Eva del Pozo- García,Universidad Complutense de Madrid

According to this study, following new additions to the family only 4% of fathers requested reduced working hours, versus 37.7% of mothers. 

Does unemployment harm mental health?

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Does unemployment harm mental health?

September 2019

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.  

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

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

July 2019

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.

How do young people access housing?

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How do young people access housing?

June 2019

Social Inclusion
Aitana Alguacil Denche,sociologist;Adapted by Núria Vallès-Peris

We evaluate the difficulties faced by young people in accessing an own home and what demographic effects this situation has.

Does more renting mean greater insecurity?

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Does more renting mean greater insecurity?

June 2019

Social Inclusion
Juan A. Módenes,Centre for Demographic Studies, Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona;Adaptation: Núria Vallès Peris

Access to housing through renting is increasing in Spain although it is the least secure form of housing tenure on an economic, contractual and legal basis. We analyse which groups are the most affected.

Child material deprivation in single-parent households in Spain:

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Child material deprivation in single-parent households in Spain:

May 2019

Social Inclusion
Almudena Moreno,Valladolid University;Diego Dueñas,Valladolid and Alcalá Universities

Diet, leisure, housing conditions… do children who live in single-parent households suffer greater material deprivation? We analyse what influence income level and gender have.