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

Article

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?

Article

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?

Article

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?

Article

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?

Article

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?

Article

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

Article

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?

Article

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

Article

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?

call

Call to support research projects on social inequality (LL2020_5)

September 2020

Social Inclusion

The Social Observatory of ”la Caixa” announces a call to support research projects on inequality in Spain.

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

Article

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?

Article

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.

More female employment than ever, but the gender gap persists

Article

More female employment than ever, but the gender gap persists

July 2020

Social Inclusion
Mònica Serrano, Universitat de Barcelona;Rosa Duarte and Cristina Sarasa, Universidad de Zaragoza;Adapted by Laia Brufau and Eli Vivas (StoryData)

The gender gap in employment prior to covid-19 stood at around 16.5%. This article assesses the impact of economic crises and analyses the evolution of female employment between 1980 and 2017.

Employed but poor

Article

Employed but poor

July 2020

Social Inclusion
Begoña Cueto, University of Oviedo

“In-work poverty” has the greatest impact on women and young people, and this was the case before the covid-19 crisis. This article shows that between 2010 and 2014, the median wage fell by 5.2%.

Work-family balance in the summer, a bad deal for women

Article

Work-family balance in the summer, a bad deal for women

July 2020

Social Inclusion
Almudena Moreno Mínguez, UVa;Raquel Llorente Heras, UAM;Diego Dueñas Fernández, UAH;Adapted by: Laia Brufau and Eli Vivas (StoryData)

How do families solve the problem of balancing work and family life when school finishes for the summer? Women bear the brunt in the labour sphere.

Education

Report

Education

July 2020

Education

Do we have quality education? In this report we analyse three fundamental dimensions: access to sufficient educational level, obtaining of adequate knowledge to contribute to economic and social development, and degree of inclusion of the education system.

The redistributive effects of special taxes

Report

The redistributive effects of special taxes

July 2020

Social Inclusion
José M. Labeaga, UNED

The aim of excise duties is to reduce the negative impact on society of specific consumption, such as fuels or tobacco. This report shows that they are regressive in their current design.

Income inequality in Spain: a growing and underestimated problem

Article

Income inequality in Spain: a growing and underestimated problem

July 2020

Social Inclusion
Clara Martínez-Toledano, Facundo Alvaredo and Miguel Artola, Paris School of Economics;Adaptation: Sergio Torrejón Pérez, social researcher

The increase in economic inequality in recent years in Spain translates into the richest 1% of the population obtaining a higher income than the poorest 50%. What lies behind this concentration of capital?

Are intermediate jobs disappearing? The myth of labour polarisation in Europe

Article

Are intermediate jobs disappearing? The myth of labour polarisation in Europe

July 2020

Social Inclusion
Daniel Oesch, University of Lausanne, Switzerland;Giorgio Piccitto, Bocconi University, Milan, Italy

Is labour polarisation occurring in Europe? This study, prior to the covid-19 crisis, shows that in Spain, in barely 25 years, employment in higher-quality occupations has almost doubled. 

What influences people’s social position most: their family background or their skills?

Article

What influences people’s social position most: their family background or their skills?

July 2020

Social Inclusion
Gøsta Esping-Andersen, Universitat Pompeu Fabra;Jorge Cimentada, Max Planck Institute of Demographic Research

We analyse the relative influence of the family background and the skills of each person on social mobility. Are there differences between the Nordic countries and those in southern Europe such as Italy and Spain? 

The asymmetrical impact of the covid-19 crisis on the European labour market

Article

The asymmetrical impact of the covid-19 crisis on the European labour market

July 2020

Social Inclusion
Cesira Urzi Brancati, Songül Tolan, Enrique Fernández-Macías, Ignacio González Vázquez, Marta Fana and Sergio Torrejón Pérez, European Commission’s Joint Research Centre

The impact of the covid-19 crisis on the labour market is being more pronounced in the Mediterranean countries and is concentrated on workers with low salaries and in precarious jobs, as well as women and younger workers.

Call to support survey-based research projects on the impact of covid-19

call

Call to support survey-based research projects on the impact of covid-19

June 2020

The aim of the call was to support survey-based research that allows data to be obtained on the impact of the covid-19 pandemic on Spanish society.

Call to support research projects on the social impact of covid-19

call

Call to support research projects on the social impact of covid-19

June 2020

The aim of the call was to support survey-based research that allows data to be obtained on the impact of the covid-19 pandemic on Spanish society.

The redistributive effects of wealth tax

Report

The redistributive effects of wealth tax

June 2020

Social Inclusion
José María Durán Cabré and Alejandro Esteller Moré, Universitat de Barcelona & Institut d’Economia de Barcelona

Does a wealth tax help to reduce inequality when it comes to distributing wealth? This report shows that Spain’s wealth tax displays major shortcomings that limit its collection and redistributive impact. 

How is the use and expenditure of public healthcare services distributed?

Article

How is the use and expenditure of public healthcare services distributed?

June 2020

Social Inclusion
Anna García-Altés, Catalan Agency for Health Quality and Evaluation (AQuAS);Emili Vela, Montse Clèries and Cristina Adroher, CatSalut;Vincenzo Alberto Vella, CIBERESP;Adapted by Xavier Aguilar

Healthcare spending is unequal: it increases with age and is higher among men than women. Furthermore, 5% of the population is responsible for 50% of total expenditure. We analyse the factors that explain this, within a pre-covid-19 scenario.

Strengths and weaknesses of Spain’s economy with regard to the challenge of digitalisation

Article

Strengths and weaknesses of Spain’s economy with regard to the challenge of digitalisation

June 2020

Social Inclusion
R. Alós, F. Miguélez, O. Molina, Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona

A lack of investment in innovation, major employment precarity and a lack of refresher training are obstacles for tackling the digitalisation of the Spanish economy. We analyse the causes.    

Analysis of social needs of women and men

Report

Analysis of social needs of women and men

June 2020

Social Inclusion
Luis Ayala Cañón, Rosa Martínez López, Universidad Rey Juan Carlos y EQUALITAS;Olga Cantó Sánchez, Marina Romaguera de la Cruz, Universidad de Alcalá y EQUALITAS;Carolina Navarro Ruiz, UNED y EQUALITAS

Have we improved in terms of equality between men and women? In this report we analyse five dimensions: economic wellbeing, employment, access to decent housing, education and state of health.

Social Research Call 2020

call

Social Research Call 2020

May 2020

Analysis of social needs of senior citizens

Report

Analysis of social needs of senior citizens

May 2020

Social Inclusion
Luis Ayala, Universidad Rey Juan Carlos & EQUALITAS;Olga Cantó Sánchez, Universidad Rey Juan Carlos & EQUALITAS;Carolina Navarro Ruiz, UNED & EQUALITAS;Marina Romaguera de la Cruz, Universidad de Alcalá & EQUALITAS

Elderly people enjoy greater economic stability but suffer from a worse state of health. We analyse the situation of this population segment prior to the drastic change caused by covid-19.

Analysis of social needs of youth

Report

Analysis of social needs of youth

May 2020

Social Inclusion
Luis Ayala, Universidad Rey Juan Carlos & EQUALITAS;Olga Cantó Sánchez, Universidad Rey Juan Carlos & EQUALITAS;Carolina Navarro Ruiz, UNED & EQUALITAS;Marina Romaguera de la Cruz, Universidad de Alcalá & EQUALITAS

A lack of professional opportunities and labour precarity mean that young people are very vulnerable to economic crises. What were the circumstances of this group prior to covid-19?

Analysis of social needs of children

Report

Analysis of social needs of children

May 2020

Social Inclusion
Luis Ayala Cañón, Universidad Rey Juan Carlos & EQUALITAS;Olga Cantó Sánchez, Universidad de Alcalá & EQUALITAS;Rosa Martínez López, Universidad Rey Juan Carlos & EQUALITAS);Carolina Navarro Ruiz, UNED & EQUALITAS;Marina Romaguera de la Cruz, Universidad de Alcalá & EQUALITAS

Deprivations during childhood become unequal opportunities in adulthood. Understanding the conditions in which this population segment lived prior to the covid-19 crisis can help to prepare for the future.

The redistributive effects of the system of taxes and transfers in Europe

Report

The redistributive effects of the system of taxes and transfers in Europe

April 2020

Social Inclusion
Amadeo Fuenmayor, Rafael Granell and Teresa Savall, Universitat de València

We analyse possible reforms, considered in a pre-covid-19 scenario, for improving the welfare state in Spain and its redistributive capacity in relation to the European average.

The redistributive effects of family policies

Report

The redistributive effects of family policies

April 2020

Social Inclusion
Olga Cantó and Andrea Sobas, Universidad de Alcalá

One of the risks of the pandemic is an increase in child poverty. We analyse the effectiveness of redistributive polices (pre-covid-19) whose aim is to protect vulnerable households with children.

“To alleviate poverty, there are small investments that can have an enormous impact”

Interview

“To alleviate poverty, there are small investments that can have an enormous impact”

April 2020

Social Inclusion
Michael Kremer, Nobel Prize for Economics 2019

Can poverty be eradicated? Michael Kremer, Nobel Prize for Economics 2019, talks to us about new tools for the economy, which enable us to obtain a rigorous estimate of causes and impacts.

The redistributive effects of social benefits and taxes: a review of the current situation

Report

The redistributive effects of social benefits and taxes: a review of the current situation

April 2020

Social Inclusion
Luis Ayala, UNED and Equalitas;Olga Cantó, Universidad de Alcalá and Equalitas

The situation in the coming months forces us to reflect on our society's (pre-covid-19) redistributive capacity. Spain is one of the EU countries with the greatest income inequality. 

Demographic determinants

Infodata

Demographic determinants

February 2020

Social Inclusion

Population changes can occur due to variations in the population caused by natural changes and migratory movements.

People at risk of poverty and social exclusion

Infodata

People at risk of poverty and social exclusion

February 2020

Social Inclusion

In 2017, one out of every four people was at risk of poverty and social exclusion in Spain, three points higher than the European average(EU-28: 23.5%)

Inequality in income distribution

Infodata

Inequality in income distribution

February 2020

Social Inclusion

Between the years 2007 and 2017, inequality in Spain increased, with a Gini Coeficient (not including social transfers) that has increased in value from 45 to 50

Level of economic development

Infodata

Level of economic development

February 2020

Social Inclusion

The GDP in purchasing power standards allows a more exact comparison of the level of economic development between countries. In 2017, the GDP per inhabitant in Purchasing Power Standards remained at 92% of the European average, unchanged from the previous year

Households with very low work intensity and dependent children, greater risk of poverty and social exclusion

Infodata

Households with very low work intensity and dependent children, greater risk of poverty and social exclusion

February 2020

Social Inclusion

Some 79.3% of households with children and with very low work intensity were at risk of poverty in 2017. Does this figure exceed the European average?

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