Gambling addiction in adolescence: betting, technologies and drug use

Article

Gambling addiction in adolescence: betting, technologies and drug use

June 2021

Science
Mariano Chóliz Montañés and Marta Marcos Moliner, Universitat de València

According to this study, the most popular form of gambling among teenagers is sports betting, and there is a higher level of online gambling addiction among boys. 

Whom do we trust?

Article

Whom do we trust?

June 2021

Social Inclusion
Jorge Rodríguez Menés, Clara Cortina, M. José González and Aroa Arrufat Pijuan, Universitat Pompeu Fabra;Amalia Gómez Casillas, Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona

Does ethnic discrimination exist in the second-hand market online? This study analyses its presence in transactions between buyers and sellers in Spain.

Paid and unpaid work: the pandemic intensifies the phenomenon of double shift among women

Article

Paid and unpaid work: the pandemic intensifies the phenomenon of double shift among women

June 2021

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

According to this study, the gender gap in total hours of work, paid and unpaid, has increased to 16 hours during the pandemic.

Regularising the situation of the immigrant population does not result in a “call ef-fect”

Article

Regularising the situation of the immigrant population does not result in a “call ef-fect”

June 2021

Social Inclusion
Joan Monràs, UPF, Barcelona GSE;Javier Vázquez-Grenno and Ferran Elias, UB;Adaptation: Albert F. Arcarons (EUI)

What were the consequences of the regularisation, in 2005, of 600,000 non-EU immigrants who were working in Spain? This study reveals that it did not lead to any “call effect”, but did lead to increased tax revenues.

From Moderate to Hyperconnected Users: Six Smartphone Use Profiles and Their Impact on Personal Well-being

Article

From Moderate to Hyperconnected Users: Six Smartphone Use Profiles and Their Impact on Personal Well-being

June 2021

Science
Charo Sádaba, Javier García-Manglano, Aurelio Fernández, Claudia López and Cecilia Serrano, Jóvenes en Transición research group, Instituto Cultura y Sociedad, Universidad de Navarra

What use are young Spaniards making of mobile phones? This study indicates that 19% are hyperconnected, showing difficulties in controlling the use of this technology.

 

 

 

Overeducated and unhappy? Evaluation of the consequences of overeducation

Article

Overeducated and unhappy? Evaluation of the consequences of overeducation

May 2021

Education
Carmen Voces and Miguel Caínzos, Universidad de Santiago de Compostela

In Spain, 20% of workers are overeducated for the job functions that they perform. This study analyses how this situation reduces satisfaction in the employment sphere.

Long-life societies confronting the challenge of long-term care

Report

Long-life societies confronting the challenge of long-term care

May 2021

Social Inclusion
Sacramento Pinazo Hernandis, University of Valencia;Clara Costas, KSNET;Elena Costas Pérez, KSNET

What does long-term care represent for societies with increasing life expectancy? We analyse the research that exists on this issue.

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?

Article

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?

Article

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.

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