Dossier

Tackling child poverty

Social Inclusion

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. 

Article

The enduring impact of the economic crisis on child poverty

Social Inclusion
Sara Ayllón, Department of Economics, Universitat de Girona

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.

The enduring impact of the economic crisis on child poverty

Article

Social transfers targeting children: the best way to fight child poverty?

Social Inclusion
Elena Bárcena, M. Carmen Blanco and Salvador Pérez, Universidad de Málaga

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.

Social transfers targeting children: the best way to fight child poverty?

Interview

“Inequality is a threat to democracy because it deprives poor people of their rights”

Social Inclusion
Janet Currie, Profesora de Economía y Asuntos Públicos en la Universidad de Princeton (Nueva Jersey)

Janet Currie, a worldwide authority in the analysis of the effects of socioeconomic differences, explains the correlation between family income levels and school outcomes.

“Inequality is a threat to democracy because it deprives poor people of their rights”

Review

The high price of inequality: lessons on the costs and consequences of child poverty in advanced societies

Social Inclusion
Alejandro Arias Lera, an analyst at the Spanish Government’s High Commissioner’s Ouice for the fight against child poverty

The books reviewed here consider why it is important for everyone, and not just for the most vulnerable, to achieve more egalitarian societies.

The high price of inequality: lessons on the costs and consequences of child poverty in advanced societies

Best practices

CaixaProinfancia Programme

Social Inclusion

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.

CaixaProinfancia Programme

Infodata

Population below the poverty threshold

Social Inclusion

In 2017, a quarter of the Spanish population was at risk of poverty. How much of a difference is there with the European average?

Population below the poverty threshold

Infodata

People suffering severe material deprivation

Social Inclusion

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?

People suffering severe material deprivation

Infodata

Households with very low work intensity

Social Inclusion

How many Spanish citizens live in households with very low work intensity? Discover whether the European average is lower or higher.

Households with very low work intensity

Infodata

Risk of poverty and situation in the labour market

Social Inclusion

Some 13.1% of occupied people in Spain have an income below the poverty threshold. Which population group is most affected?

Risk of poverty and situation in the labour market

Infodata

Impact of public policies

Social Inclusion

How much public spending does Spain invest in policies to reduce social exclusion? Do social transfers have a real impact?

Impact of public policies

Infodata

Children and adolescents most affected by poverty

Social Inclusion

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?

Children and adolescents most affected by poverty

Infodata

Impact of education level of parents on the poverty of their children

Social Inclusion

The risk of poverty and social exclusion increases as education level decreases. How far does the difference reach?

Impact of education level of parents on the poverty of their children

Infodata

Impact of the origin of parents on the poverty of their children

Social Inclusion

Is the origin of parents a determinant in suffering a greater risk of poverty? We analyse whether the children of immigrants are more vulnerable.

Impact of the origin of parents on the poverty of their children

Infodata

Households with very low work intensity and dependent children, greater risk of poverty and social exclusion

Social Inclusion

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?

Households with very low work intensity and dependent children, greater risk of poverty and social exclusion