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

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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

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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

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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

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Social Research Call 2020

May 2020

”la Caixa” Foundation launches an open and competitive call to fund excellent, innovative and socially-oriented research projects. 

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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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?

Tackling child poverty

Dossier

Tackling child poverty

February 2020

Social Inclusion

To what point do poverty and material deprivation affect the households in which children live? The eighth Dossier from the Social Observatory of ”la Caixa” analyses the relationship between child poverty and its consequences, such as health problems, academic failure and social mobility difficulties. 

Social transfers targeting children: the best way to fight child poverty?

Article

Social transfers targeting children: the best way to fight child poverty?

February 2020

Social Inclusion
Elena Bárcena, M. Carmen Blanco and Salvador Pérez, Universidad de Málaga

In Spain barely 3.3% of the total of social transfers in the year 2016 targeted children, against the European average of 9%. However, this study shows that it is the most effective way of eradicating poverty.

CaixaProinfancia Programme

Best practices

CaixaProinfancia Programme

February 2020

Social Inclusion

The CaixaProinfancia programme supports families in a situation of poverty with academic reinforcement, grants for food and hygiene, leisure, psychotherapeutic care and family educational support.

The high price of inequality: lessons on the costs and consequences of child poverty in advanced societies

Review

The high price of inequality: lessons on the costs and consequences of child poverty in advanced societies

February 2020

Social Inclusion
Alejandro Arias Lera, an analyst at the Spanish Government’s High Commissioner’s Ouice for the fight against child poverty

The books reviewed here consider why it is important for everyone, and not just for the most vulnerable, to achieve more egalitarian societies.

The enduring impact of the economic crisis on child poverty

Article

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.

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