Tackling child poverty
To what point do poverty and material deprivation affect the households in which children live? The eighth Dossier from the Social Observatory of ”la Caixa” analyses the relationship between child poverty and its consequences, such as health problems, academic failure and social mobility difficulties.
The enduring impact of the economic crisis on child poverty
Despite the economic recovery, in 2018 three out of every ten children were living in a situation of anchored poverty. Poverty during childhood has consequences throughout life. We analyse its impact.
Social transfers targeting children: the best way to fight child poverty?
In Spain barely 3.3% of the total of social transfers in the year 2016 targeted children, against the European average of 9%. However, this study shows that it is the most effective way of eradicating poverty.
“Inequality is a threat to democracy because it deprives poor people of their rights”
Janet Currie, a worldwide authority in the analysis of the effects of socioeconomic differences, explains the correlation between family income levels and school outcomes.
The high price of inequality: lessons on the costs and consequences of child poverty in advanced societies
The books reviewed here consider why it is important for everyone, and not just for the most vulnerable, to achieve more egalitarian societies.
The CaixaProinfancia programme supports families in a situation of poverty with academic reinforcement, grants for food and hygiene, leisure, psychotherapeutic care and family educational support.
Population below the poverty threshold
In 2017, a quarter of the Spanish population was at risk of poverty. How much of a difference is there with the European average?
People suffering severe material deprivation
In the last ten years, the percentage of people in a situation of severe material deprivation in Spain has remained below the European average. Which country has the highest material deprivation rate?
Households with very low work intensity
How many Spanish citizens live in households with very low work intensity? Discover whether the European average is lower or higher.
Risk of poverty and situation in the labour market
Some 13.1% of occupied people in Spain have an income below the poverty threshold. Which population group is most affected?
Impact of public policies
How much public spending does Spain invest in policies to reduce social exclusion? Do social transfers have a real impact?
Children and adolescents most affected by poverty
Children and adolescents are the people most affected by the economic shortages of families. Which age group faces the highest risk of poverty and social exclusion?
Impact of education level of parents on the poverty of their children
The risk of poverty and social exclusion increases as education level decreases. How far does the difference reach?
Impact of the origin of parents on the poverty of their children
Is the origin of parents a determinant in suffering a greater risk of poverty? We analyse whether the children of immigrants are more vulnerable.
Households with very low work intensity and dependent children, greater risk of poverty and social exclusion
Some 79.3% of households with children and with very low work intensity were at risk of poverty in 2017. Does this figure exceed the European average?