Child benefit design: the importance of refundable tax deductions

Best practices

Child benefit design: the importance of refundable tax deductions

November 2021

Social Inclusion

Child support benefits improve the economic situation of families and appear to be positive for increasing fertility rates. How can they be designed with efficiency?

Revising the generational contract

Best practices

Revising the generational contract

November 2021

Social Inclusion

The welfare state is supported by an intergenerational contract that proposes a set of tacit consensus agreements between different generations. What form must this contract take in order to be sustainable?

Impacts of work-life balance benefits on women’s work performance

Best practices

Impacts of work-life balance benefits on women’s work performance

November 2021

Social Inclusion

Are benefits for supporting reconciliation designed to boost women’s labour participation effective, or do they lead to an increase in the wage gap?

An intergenerational perspective of the coronavirus crisis and the role of family policies

Review

An intergenerational perspective of the coronavirus crisis and the role of family policies

November 2021

Social Inclusion
Maria Cubel, Department of Economics, University of Bath

The covid-19 pandemic has caused a health crisis and an economic one. The two books reviewed here offer complementary perspectives on the role of family policies in times of economic decline.

“We’re heading quietly towards a different welfare state from the one we know”

Interview

“We’re heading quietly towards a different welfare state from the one we know”

November 2021

Social Inclusion

Antonio Cabrales, chair professor of economics, analyses the future of the welfare state in Spain: Is the pensions system sustainable? What incentives would boost birth rates?

Intergenerational equity as a guarantee of social well-being

Article

Intergenerational equity as a guarantee of social well-being

November 2021

Social Inclusion
Gemma Abio, Concepció Patxot and Meritxell Solé, Universitat de Barcelona;Elisenda Rentería, Centre d’Estudis Demogràfics, Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona;Guadalupe Souto, Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona

How are resources transferred between generations? This article gives you the keys to understanding this issue.

Welfare state, life cycle and demography

Dossier

Welfare state, life cycle and demography

November 2021

Social Inclusion

How does the ageing of the population affect the welfare state? The tenth Dossier from the Social Observatory of ”la Caixa” Foundation analyses policies that must be applied throughout the life cycle to guarantee intergenerational justice.

Why don’t women have all the children they say they want?

Article

Why don’t women have all the children they say they want?

November 2021

Social Inclusion
Alícia Adserà, Princeton University;Mariona Lozano, Centre d’Estudis Demogràfics, UAB

Spain is one of EU countries with the highest proportion of childless women. Why?

The impact of covid-19 on the gender gap in hours actually worked

Article

The impact of covid-19 on the gender gap in hours actually worked

November 2021

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

The gender gap in hours worked has decreased during the pandemic, except among workers with young children. What personal situations lie behind this behaviour of the jobs market?

Individual and collective responsibility within the context  of the covid-19 pandemic

Article

Individual and collective responsibility within the context of the covid-19 pandemic

October 2021

Social Inclusion
Magdalena Bobowik, Utrecht University and Universitat Pompeu Fabra;Mirjana Rupar and Maciej Sekerdej, Jagiellonian University;Elia Soler Pastor, Universitat Pompeu Fabra;Maitane Arnoso, Universidad del País Vasco;Djouaria Ghilani, Free University of Brussels;Foroogh Ghorbani and Silvia Mari, University of Milano-Bicocca;Borja Martinovic, Utrecht University

To fight the pandemic, identifying the psychological factors that influence citizens’ attitudes is fundamental. This study reveals what Spanish people feel responsible for.

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