Individual and collective responsibility within the context  of the covid-19 pandemic

Article

Individual and collective responsibility within the context of the covid-19 pandemic

October 2021

Social Inclusion
Magdalena Bobowik, Utrecht University and Universitat Pompeu Fabra;Mirjana Rupar and Maciej Sekerdej, Jagiellonian University;Elia Soler Pastor, Universitat Pompeu Fabra;Maitane Arnoso, Universidad del País Vasco;Djouaria Ghilani, Free University of Brussels;Foroogh Ghorbani and Silvia Mari, University of Milano-Bicocca;Borja Martinovic, Utrecht University

To fight the pandemic, identifying the psychological factors that influence citizens’ attitudes is fundamental. This study reveals what Spanish people feel responsible for.

Covid-19 and the 2020 furloughs: from the health pandemic to the jobs pandemic

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Covid-19 and the 2020 furloughs: from the health pandemic to the jobs pandemic

October 2021

Social Inclusion
Diego Dueñas Fernández, Universidad de Alcalá;Raquel Llorente Heras, Universidad Autónoma de Madrid;Luis Gómez Rufián, Universidad Carlos III de Madrid

Which sectors of the population were most affected by ERTES and EREs in 2020? This article analyses the effects that they had on Spain's labour market.

 

The divide between retro-capitalism and turbo-capitalism

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The divide between retro-capitalism and turbo-capitalism

September 2021

Social Inclusion
Jordi Sevilla and Miguel Marín, economists

Globalisation and the rapid technological and digital transformation has resulted in two coexisting economic models: “turbo-capitalism”, which works with international logic, and “retro-capitalism”, which adopts the old logic of protectionist capitalism.

The divide between the rural and the urban world

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The divide between the rural and the urban world

September 2021

Social Inclusion
Jordi Sevilla, Economist

The divide between the rural and urban worlds has important consequences in social, economic, environmental and even political terms. Finding a balance should be a priority.

The divide between analogue and digital

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The divide between analogue and digital

September 2021

Social Inclusion
Jordi Sevilla, economist;Juan Miguel Márquez, senior Engineer in Telecommunications

The technological revolution has not reached the entire population equally. This is leading to the appearance of technological divides between countries and collectives alike.

The divide between young and elderly

Report

The divide between young and elderly

September 2021

Social Inclusion
Jordi Sevilla, Belén Santa Cruz and Diana Ortega, ecomomists

Is it more difficult for young people to satisfy their aspirations today? This report analyses in depth the divide that has opened between elderly people and their grandchildren, a generation disenchanted with its future.

Divide between Men and Women

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Divide between Men and Women

September 2021

Social Inclusion
Jordi Sevilla, Belén Santa Cruz and Diana Ortega, economists

Despite the advances in recent decades, we are still a long way off from achieving
real gender equality. We analyse the differences in the labour sphere and in the
reconciliation of working life and family life.

The covid-19 crisis affects employment inequality between immigrants and natives

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The covid-19 crisis affects employment inequality between immigrants and natives

September 2021

Social Inclusion
Jacobo Muñoz Comet, Universidad Nacional de Educación a Distancia (UNED)

The immigrant population, particularly women, have been the most vulnerable group affected by unemployment caused by the economic crisis derived from covid-19.

 

Loneliness in older people

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Loneliness in older people

September 2021

Social Inclusion
Javier Yanguas Lezaun, ”la Caixa” Programme for Elderly People

How do the elderly deal with loneliness? According to this study, 64% of them experience feelings of loneliness to some extent.

Divide between rich and poor

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Divide between rich and poor

September 2021

Social Inclusion
Jordi Sevilla, Belén Santa Cruz and Diana Ortega, economists

Why in Spain are there growing numbers of rich but also increasing number of poor people? This report analyses how an asymmetrical wealth distribution model leads to a society that is advancing at two speeds.

Collection Social Divides. An Introduction

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Collection Social Divides. An Introduction

September 2021

Social Inclusion
Jordi Sevilla, economist

What do we understand by social divide? This report analyses six major cross-
cutting fractures of our country and highlights how they can generate social
discontent and weaken democracy.

Life dissatisfaction during the covid-19 pandemic in Spain

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Life dissatisfaction during the covid-19 pandemic in Spain

August 2021

Social Inclusion
María Rosalía Vicente Cuervo, Universidad de Oviedo;Pablo de Pedraza, European Commission, DG Joint Research Centre

Poor health and job loss are the main factors associated with dissatisfaction with life during the covid-19 pandemic in Spain. Our analysis in this article.

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.

Gambling addiction in adolescence: betting, technologies and drug use

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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?

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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

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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”

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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

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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

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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

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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?

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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?

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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?

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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?

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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

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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.

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