Loneliness during lockdown: An epidemic within the covid-19 pandemic

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Loneliness during lockdown: An epidemic within the covid-19 pandemic

August 2021

Social Inclusion
Juan Manuel García-González and Inmaculada Montero, Universidad Pablo de Olavide, UPO;Rafael Grande, Universidad de Málaga;Dolores Puga, CSIC

Has covid-19 worsened feelings of loneliness? According to this study on over 55s in Andalusia, during lockdown feelings of loneliness increased from 47% to 56%, especially affecting women

Why is corruption not punished at the ballot box?

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Why is corruption not punished at the ballot box?

August 2021

Social Inclusion
Macarena Ares, Sofía Breitenstein and Enrique Hernández, Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona

One of the reasons why corruption is not punished at the ballot box is that we tend to avoid exposing ourselves to news about scandals affecting our favourite party.

Why we should be concerned about increased wealth inequality in Spain

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Why we should be concerned about increased wealth inequality in Spain

July 2021

Social Inclusion
Diederik Boertien, Centre d'Estudis Demogràfics (CED) - CERCA

Individuals in low-income households are increasingly more likely to have no wealth or have debt. Between 2002 and 2017, the share of individuals living in households that had debt increased from 3% to 9%.

Why do we pay (or not pay) the taxes established by law?

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Why do we pay (or not pay) the taxes established by law?

July 2021

Social Inclusion
Edurne Bartolomé Peral, University of Deusto;Hermann Dülmer, Universität zu Köln;Lluís Coromina i Soler, Universitat de Girona

What personal factors determine the decision to evade taxes? This article shows that over half of the Spanish population shows little inclination towards fraud.

Connect Call: from research to the social sector

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Connect Call: from research to the social sector

July 2021

The Social Observatory is launching this call with the aim of promoting the relationship and combined work between the research sphere and the practice sphere (social sector and public administration) and of increasing the social impact of both spheres.

Early leavers from education and training reflect social inequalities

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Early leavers from education and training reflect social inequalities

June 2021

Education
Maribel García Gracia and Albert Sánchez-Gelabert, Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona

What factors increase the likelihood of students dropping out? Poor grades are not the only indicator of early drop-out.

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