Content of science

Methodological Appendix

Section

Methodological Appendix

October 2019

Social Inclusion Science

Would you like to know how we calculated these indicators? View the Methodological Appendix.

Public policies

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Public policies

October 2019

Social Inclusion Science

In Spain, spending volume per inhabitant grew until the crisis, when the tendency was interrupted. Despite this, it continues occupying an intermediate position among the European countries in terms of spending per inhabitant and in relation with GDP.

The situation in Europe

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The situation in Europe

October 2019

Social Inclusion Science

The indicators for Spain reflect a better state of health there than in the majority of European countries, except in the case of healthy lifestyles, which is in an intermediate position.

The situation in Spain

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The situation in Spain

October 2019

Social Inclusion Science

The state of health of the Spanish population has shown a notable improvement in recent years. For example, there has been a reduction in the percentage of people whose poor health limits them in performing everyday activities, as has that of chronically ill patients diagnosed with hypertension.

Executive summary and conclusions

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Executive summary and conclusions

October 2019

Social Inclusion Science

Universality of access, adequate care at all stages of a person’s life cycle and good quality of services are all factors that determine a healthcare system’s strength. What do the data reveal?

Research and innovation: what are our stakes?

Dossier

Research and innovation: what are our stakes?

September 2017

Science

Is it countries with resources that make the biggest investment in science? Or is it that countries that devote the most efforts to science are those that generate the greatest wealth? This is the opening question of the third "la Caixa" Social Observatory Dossier, which analyses the current social context of science and to what extent it represents a value-added contribution to our society. 

How many people do we know?

Article

How many people do we know?

November 2019

Science
Miranda Jessica Lubbers, José Luis Molina and Hugo Valenzuela, (Investigation Group GRAFO, Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona); Adaptation: Xavier Aguilar

According to this study, we frequently interact with an average of 536 acquaintances, but the number is different for each person. What factors influence the size of our relationship circles?

Environment and employment: is there a prize for clean play?

Article

Environment and employment: is there a prize for clean play?

February 2018

Science
Ester Martínez-Ros, University Carlos III de Madrid

The Social Observatory of “la Caixa” wonders whether it is possible to combine concern for the environment with economic growth. This study, one of the first in its field, shows a positive link between eco-innovation and the creation of employment, even in periods of recession.

Is research responding to health needs?

Article

Is research responding to health needs?

March 2018

Science
Ismael Ràfols, Ingenio (CSIC-UPV), Universitat Politècnica de València; Alfredo Yegros, University of Leiden (Netherlands)

How can we ensure that biomedical research is aligned with social needs? This article from the Social Observatory of “la Caixa” analyses how resources could be assigned efficiently.

Occupations in transformation: who will be affected by technological change?

Article

Occupations in transformation: who will be affected by technological change?

November 2017

Science
Aina Gallego, Institut Barcelona d’Estudis Internacionals

Historically, technology has transformed many professions. How will technological development affect future employment? The Social Observatory of “la Caixa” analyses the situation in Spain with regard to “risk of computerisation”.