Does knowing the scientific evidence help to dispel unfounded beliefs?

Article

Does knowing the scientific evidence help to dispel unfounded beliefs?

May 2021

Science
Jordi Brandts, Instituto de Análisis Económico (CSIC) and Barcelona Graduate School of Economics (BGSE);Isabel Busom, UAB;Cristina Lopez-Mayan, Euncet Business School;Judith Panadés, UAB and BGSE

A majority belief exists that setting a maximum limit for rental prices would help more people to access housing, but what do the studies say? We analyse whether having access to information changes people’s opinions.

Remedial education for primary-school children: a useful measure for immigrant pupils?

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Remedial education for primary-school children: a useful measure for immigrant pupils?

April 2021

Education
Marisa Hidalgo, Universidad Pablo de Olavide;Marianna Battaglia, Universidad de Alicante

Do remedial education programmes aimed at students from underprivileged groups work? This study shows that they only manage to benefit immigrant pupils if the proportion of them in the school group does not exceed 50%.

Does working while studying influence graduate employability?

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Does working while studying influence graduate employability?

April 2021

Antonio Di Paolo and Alessia Matano, AQR-IREA, University of Barcelona

Is it possible to secure better employment by working prior to obtaining a university qualification? This analysis shows that it is, but only if the job is related to the degree’s content.

Are policies designed to prevent early school leaving working in Spain?

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Are policies designed to prevent early school leaving working in Spain?

March 2021

Javier Mato Díaz, Ángel Alonso Domínguez, Rosario González Arias and Israel Escudero Castillo, Universidad de Oviedo

Is the Learning and Performance Improvement Programme (PMAR) effective for the prevention of early school leaving? According to this study, participating in the PMAR increases the probability of obtaining an ESO qualification by 12%.

The evolution of employment precarity among young people in Spain, 2008-2018

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The evolution of employment precarity among young people in Spain, 2008-2018

March 2021

Social Inclusion
M. Àngels Cabasés, Miquel Úbeda and M. Jesús Gómez, Universitat de Lleida;Carles Feixa and José Sánchez, Universitat Pompeu Fabra;Carme Riera, Universitat de Barcelona

Labour precarity among young people especially affects women. They occupy worse-paid positions with higher rates of temporary work than men.

Involuntary and dependent self-employment in Spain

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Involuntary and dependent self-employment in Spain

February 2021

Social Inclusion
Raquel Carrasco, Universidad Carlos III de Madrid;Virginia Hernanz, Universidad de Alcalá

Involuntary self-employment in Spain (21.7% of self-employed people) exceeded the European average (16.9%) in 2017. This study indicates that involuntary self-employment is common among young people and people with a low educational level.

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