Immigrants’ names as an initial factor of discrimination

Article

Immigrants’ names as an initial factor of discrimination

January 2021

Social Inclusion
Cornel Nesseler, Norwegian University of Science and Technology, NTNU;Carlos Gómez-González, University of Zurich, UZH;Helmut Dietl, University of Zurich, UZH;Adaptation: Xavier Aguilar

An experiment with an amateur football team reveals difficulties in social integration for people of foreign origin. When faced with similar profiles, team managers tended towards choosing players with local names. 

Presence of foreign footballers and its impact on attitudes to immigration

Article

Presence of foreign footballers and its impact on attitudes to immigration

January 2021

Social Inclusion
Ignacio Lago, Universitat Pompeu Fabra;Carlos Lagos Peñas, Universidad de Vigo;Adaptation: Juan Manuel Garcia Campos

Can football alter opinions on immigration? According to this study, among a club’s followers, when the team wins thanks to foreign players, immigration is perceived more positively. 

Predicting international migratory movements using Google searches

Article

Predicting international migratory movements using Google searches

December 2020

Social Inclusion
Marcus H. Böhme, German Federal Ministry of Finance;André Gröger, Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona (UAB), Barcelona Graduate School of Economics (BGSE), and Markets, Organizations and Votes in Economics (MOVE);Tobias Heidland (né Stöhr),, Universidad de Kiel, Institut für Weltwirtschaft (IfW) e IZA Institute of Labor Economics

Google searches for terms such as passportsalary, or social care, as well as the desired destination country, can offer clues regarding tendencies in migratory flows.

Social Research Call 2021 (SRC 2021)

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Social Research Call 2021 (SRC 2021)

December 2020

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

The presence of immigrants in local politics is well below their demographic weight in Spanish society

Article

The presence of immigrants in local politics is well below their demographic weight in Spanish society

December 2020

Social Inclusion
Santiago Pérez-Nievas, Carles Pamies and Marta Paradés, Universidad Autónoma de Madrid (UAM);Daniela Vintila, CEDEM, Université de Liège

Do municipal councils in Spain reflect the diversity of origins of the population? We analyse access to local politics for immigrants and whether differences exist between the different foreign groups. 

CURANT

Best practices

CURANT

December 2020

Social Inclusion

What to do with young, unaccompanied refugees who at the age of 18 have their state tutelage removed? In Belgium, they voted for a comprehensive individualised accompaniment and support from young native people with whom they are co-housed.

Neighbourhood Mothers

Best practices

Neighbourhood Mothers

December 2020

Social Inclusion

Through the training of immigrant mothers, so that they can act as “neighbourhood mothers”, this action, carried out in Denmark, is successful in transmitting to women from ethnic minorities their rights and obligations in the host country.

From Refugees to Citizens

Best practices

From Refugees to Citizens

December 2020

Social Inclusion

“From refugees to citizens” is the slogan for the project of the German city of Altena to facilitate the social integration of refugees and asylum seekers. The distinctive trait of this experience is the leading role played by civil society.

Temporary and part-time employment as a percentage of the working population

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Temporary and part-time employment as a percentage of the working population

December 2020

Social Inclusion

Temporary work contracts are more common among the foreign population: in 2018, some 37.1% of the employed population of foreign origin had temporary contracts and 19.3%, part-time contracts, 13 and 6 points higher, respectively, than the population of native origin.

Success for All

Best practices

Success for All

December 2020

Social Inclusion

In the United States, a programme aims to ensure that all students acquire basic language skills, with support measures for families and teachers. Equality in education in order to be abel to opt for the same opportunities for success

Intercultural Community Intervention (ICI) project. ”la Caixa” Foundation

Best practices

Intercultural Community Intervention (ICI) project. ”la Caixa” Foundation

December 2020

Social Inclusion

The ”la Caixa” Foundation’s ICI project is an approach to the ethnocultural diversity of the local community, as well as that contributed by foreign immigration, with the goal of enhancing coexistence and social cohesion.

Understanding immigration to coexist in the future

Review

Understanding immigration to coexist in the future

December 2020

Social Inclusion
Carlos Ochando Claramunt, Director of the Master’s Degree in Economic Policies and Public Economics Department of Applied Economics, Universitat de València

Immigration causes economic, political, and cultural changes in host societies. These two works propose intelligent, innovative, and collaborative solutions to tackle the challenges of immigration.

“The concept that a job filled by an immigrant takes a job away from a native is wrong”

Interview

“The concept that a job filled by an immigrant takes a job away from a native is wrong”

December 2020

Social Inclusion

What volume of immigration can the rich countries absorb? Expert Giovanni Peri affirms that not only should low-skilled and low-wage immigrants be admitted but also highly skilled professionals.

Immigration, integration and sustainability of the education system

Article

Immigration, integration and sustainability of the education system

December 2020

Social Inclusion
Lídia Farré, Universitat de Barcelona and Institut d’Anàlisi Econòmica (IAE-CSIC);Francesc Ortega, City University of New York, Queens College

The arrival of foreign pupils at state-owned schools caused the displacement of the children of native families with greater resources towards private schools. What effects does this displacement have on the quality of the public system?

Immigration is revitalising rural Spain

Article

Immigration is revitalising rural Spain

December 2020

Social Inclusion
Luis Camarero, UNED;Rosario Sampedro, Universidad de Valladolid;Adapted by Lluís Reales

In 2019, nearly 10% of residents in Spanish municipalities with fewer than 10,000 inhabitants had been born abroad. Is immigration rejuvenating and preserving activity in depopulated areas of Spain?

Analysis of social needs of the inmigrant population

Report

Analysis of social needs of the inmigrant population

December 2020

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

The immigrant collective is one of the most vulnerable groups and, if we compare it with native workers, a significant income gap is revealed. In this report we analyse this population segment’s social needs before covid-19.

Immigration: challenges and opportunities

Dossier

Immigration: challenges and opportunities

December 2020

Social Inclusion

What challenges and opportunities are posed by immigration? The ninth Dossier from the Social Observatory of ”la Caixa” analyses why this phenomenon is key for the sustainability of depopulated areas in Spain and its impact on the education system.  

Employment rates of the population (aged 24 to 64)

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Employment rates of the population (aged 24 to 64)

December 2020

Social Inclusion

Does being an immigrant influence employability? Judging by the data, yes, and prominently: in 2018, the occupation rate of the foreign population in Spain with higher education was 9.2 points below that of the native population.

Median equivalised income of the population aged 20 to 64

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Median equivalised income of the population aged 20 to 64

December 2020

Social Inclusion

In 2018, the equivalent median income of individuals born abroad was some 37.8% lower than that of individuals born in Spain. A difference much higher than the EU average, which stands at 7.3%.

Proportion of population at risk of poverty or social exclusion

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Proportion of population at risk of poverty or social exclusion

December 2020

Social Inclusion

In 2018, of every 2 people of foreign origin in Spain, 1 was at risk of poverty or social exclusion. Discover if this exceeds the average of the EU countries.

The phenomenon of immigration

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The phenomenon of immigration

December 2020

Social Inclusion

Did you know that 13.3% of Spain’s population is of foreign origin? Applications for asylum originating from extra-Community countries have multiplied by 12 in the last ten years in Spain.

Percentage of the population (aged 25 to 54) with higher education

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Percentage of the population (aged 25 to 54) with higher education

December 2020

Social Inclusion

Only 27.7% of the foreign population gains access to higher education in Spain, against 44% of the native population.

Young people (aged 15 to 29) who neither study nor work

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Young people (aged 15 to 29) who neither study nor work

December 2020

Social Inclusion

The percentage of “NEETs” (Not in Education, Employment or Training) is much higher in Spain among women of foreign origin than among men (27.8% versus 21.6%).

Disproportionate housing costs

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Disproportionate housing costs

December 2020

Social Inclusion

Some 30.4% of people of foreign origin live in households in which their housing costs exceed 40% of their disposable income.

Overcrowding

Infodata

Overcrowding

December 2020

Social Inclusion

The population of immigrant origin has more probabilities of residing in over-occupied dwellings. Thus, in 2018, some 13.2% of people of foreign origin in Spain were living in overcrowded dwellings.

Acquisition of nationality

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Acquisition of nationality

December 2020

Social Inclusion

In 2017, Spanish nationality was obtained by 66,498 people, some 1.1% of the total of the immigrant population and a lower percentage than in other countries such as Italy, the United Kingdom, Germany, and France.

Perceived health status

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Perceived health status

December 2020

Social Inclusion

People of Spanish and foreign nationalities alike have a perception of their health as good or very good, and above the European Union average.

Perception regarding immigration

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Perception regarding immigration

December 2020

Social Inclusion

In 2017, some 7 out of every 10 Spaniards considered that the integration of immigrants was generally satisfactory, a percentage much higher than the EU average.

Fast Track

Best practices

Fast Track

December 2020

Social Inclusion

In Sweden, with the collaboration of the Public Employment Service and agents from various employment sectors, newly arrived immigrants are trained to facilitate their rapid inclusion into the labour market.

Imbalances between worked hours and desired hours among the younger population

Article

Imbalances between worked hours and desired hours among the younger population

November 2020

Social Inclusion
Margarita Torre, Universidad Carlos III de Madrid

Do we work the number of hours we really want to? The percentage of young people who are experiencing imbalances has increased significantly over the last 10 years, especially among
those who would prefer to work more hours.

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