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.

Are policies designed to prevent early school leaving working in Spain?

Article

Are policies designed to prevent early school leaving working in Spain?

March 2021

Javier Mato Díaz, Ángel Alonso Domínguez, Rosario González Arias and Israel Escudero Castillo, Universidad de Oviedo

Is the Learning and Performance Improvement Programme (PMAR) effective for the prevention of early school leaving? According to this study, participating in the PMAR increases the probability of obtaining an ESO qualification by 12%.

The evolution of employment precarity among young people in Spain, 2008-2018

Article

The evolution of employment precarity among young people in Spain, 2008-2018

March 2021

Social Inclusion
M. Àngels Cabasés, Miquel Úbeda and M. Jesús Gómez, Universitat de Lleida;Carles Feixa and José Sánchez, Universitat Pompeu Fabra;Carme Riera, Universitat de Barcelona

Labour precarity among young people especially affects women. They occupy worse-paid positions with higher rates of temporary work than men.

Involuntary and dependent self-employment in Spain

Article

Involuntary and dependent self-employment in Spain

February 2021

Social Inclusion
Raquel Carrasco, Universidad Carlos III de Madrid;Virginia Hernanz, Universidad de Alcalá

Involuntary self-employment in Spain (21.7% of self-employed people) exceeded the European average (16.9%) in 2017. This study indicates that involuntary self-employment is common among young people and people with a low educational level.

Being a micro-influencer: an unsustainable activity for young people

Article

Being a micro-influencer: an unsustainable activity for young people

February 2021

Social Inclusion
Santiago Giraldo-Luque, Isabel Villegas-Simón, Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona;Alessandro Bernardi, Social Elephants;Cristina Fernández-Rovira, Universitat de Vic-Universitat Central de Catalunya

Does  it pay to be a micro-influencer? Some 62% of those interviewed in this study are dissatisfied with their earnings in relation to the impact that they generate in their communities.

The transition to post-compulsory education among students of immigrant origin in Catalonia

Article

The transition to post-compulsory education among students of immigrant origin in Catalonia

February 2021

Education Social Inclusion
Jordi Bayona-i-Carrasco, Serra Hunter Professor, Dep. Geography (Universitat de Barcelona) and CERCA;Andreu Domingo, CERCA

Some 23.5% of pupils of immigrant origin leave school in the transition between compulsory and post-compulsory education. We analyse the differences by pupils' migration status and sex.

Why are there more early school leavers among migrant-background young people?

Article

Why are there more early school leavers among migrant-background young people?

February 2021

Education Social Inclusion
Silvia Carrasco, Jordi Pàmies, Laia Narciso and Angelina Sánchez, (EMIGRA – CER-Migracions, Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona)

What role must teachers play to combat early leaving from education and training of young people of foreign origin? This study shows that their support is key and that they must count on the necessary resources for guiding pupils.

Do fathers spend more time with their children than they used to?

Article

Do fathers spend more time with their children than they used to?

January 2021

Tomás Cano, Goethe-Universität Frankfurt and Universitat Pompeu Fabra

According to this study, in comparison with the year 2002, in 2010 there was an increase in the time that mothers, and even more so fathers, devoted to their children. Despite this, the gender gap persists.

Temporary work and self-employment have a negative impact on workers’ wellbeing

Article

Temporary work and self-employment have a negative impact on workers’ wellbeing

January 2021

Social Inclusion
Maite Blázquez, Universidad Autónoma de Madrid, UAM;Ainhoa Herrarte, UAM;Ana Isabel Moro Egido, Universidad de Granada

Is the gig economy threatening workers’ wellbeing? The rise in temporary and self-employment, favoured by the digital platforms, seems to be affecting quality of life.

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)

Infodata

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

Infodata

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

Infodata

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.

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