Dossier

Welfare state, life cycle and demography

Social Inclusion

How does the ageing of the population affect the welfare state? The tenth Dossier from the Social Observatory of ”la Caixa” Foundation analyses policies that must be applied throughout the life cycle to guarantee intergenerational justice.

Article

Intergenerational equity as a guarantee of social well-being

Social Inclusion
Gemma Abio, Concepció Patxot and Meritxell Solé, Universitat de Barcelona;Elisenda Rentería, Centre d’Estudis Demogràfics, Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona;Guadalupe Souto, Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona

How are resources transferred between generations? This article gives you the keys to understanding this issue.

Intergenerational equity as a guarantee of social well-being

Article

Why don’t women have all the children they say they want?

Social Inclusion
Alícia Adserà, Princeton University;Mariona Lozano, Centre d’Estudis Demogràfics, UAB

Spain is one of EU countries with the highest proportion of childless women. Why?

Why don’t women have all the children they say they want?

Interview

“We’re heading quietly towards a different welfare state from the one we know”

Social Inclusion

Antonio Cabrales, chair professor of economics, analyses the future of the welfare state in Spain: Is the pensions system sustainable? What incentives would boost birth rates?

“We’re heading quietly towards a different welfare state from the one we know”

Review

An intergenerational perspective of the coronavirus crisis and the role of family policies

Social Inclusion
Maria Cubel, Department of Economics, University of Bath

The covid-19 pandemic has caused a health crisis and an economic one. The two books reviewed here offer complementary perspectives on the role of family policies in times of economic decline.

An intergenerational perspective of the coronavirus crisis and the role of family policies

Activity

You can now view the discussion “Welfare state, life cycle and demographics”

What impact is the ageing of the population having on the welfare state? You can see the video of the discussion we organised to debate this issue here.

You can now view the discussion “Welfare state, life cycle and demographics”

Best practices

Impacts of work-life balance benefits on women’s work performance

Social Inclusion

Are benefits for supporting reconciliation designed to boost women’s labour participation effective, or do they lead to an increase in the wage gap?

Impacts of work-life balance benefits on women’s work performance

Best practices

Revising the generational contract

Social Inclusion

The welfare state is supported by an intergenerational contract that proposes a set of tacit consensus agreements between different generations. What form must this contract take in order to be sustainable?

Revising the generational contract

Best practices

Child benefit design: the importance of refundable tax deductions

Social Inclusion

Child support benefits improve the economic situation of families and appear to be positive for increasing fertility rates. How can they be designed with efficiency?

Child benefit design: the importance of refundable tax deductions

Best practices

The effect of early retirement schemes on youth employment

Social Inclusion

Contradicting a fairly widespread idea, delaying exit from the labour market does not reduce youth employment, but could actually boost it.

The effect of early retirement schemes on youth employment

Best practices

Proposals to reduce child poverty

Social Inclusion

How can we put an end to the intergenerational transmission of poverty? We analyse proposals that defend universal child benefit and other policies that propose selective benefits for poor families with children.

Proposals to reduce child poverty

Best practices

The CaixaProinfancia programme

Social Inclusion

The CaixaProinfancia programme’s effectiveness is demonstrated by such data as the early school leaving rate during compulsory secondary education (ESO) being reduced to 6.3% among participating pupils.

The CaixaProinfancia programme
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