Article

Socioeconomic Inequalities and Academic Achievement in Spain

Education Social Inclusion
Álvaro Borja Choi de Mendizábal, Associate Professor in Economics, University of Barcelona

How does socioeconomic inequality affect the academic progress of students? Using recent data we analyse the case of Spain and how it compares with the rest of Europe.  

Interview

“There is no real evidence to say this will be the first generation not to reach the standard of living of its parents”

Social Inclusion Education
Robert Erikson, researcher at the Swedish Institute for Social Research (SOFI) and professor at Stockholm University
Does education really remove social barriers? Robert Erikson analyses the degree of social mobility in advanced democracies.
“There is no real evidence to say this will be the first generation not to reach the standard of living of its parents”

Article

Public and private universities: evolution of productivity and impact of the crisis

Education
Eva M. de la Torre García, Autonomous University of Madrid; "la Caixa” Social Observatory Award for the best article in the field of Education

How has the economic crisis affected the productivity of universities? This article explains how public centres have reorganised their resources better than private centres and have shown greater efficiency.

Public and private universities: evolution of productivity and impact of the crisis

Article

The Social Elevator

Education Social Inclusion
Miguel Requena, Chair Professor of Sociology,
UNED

Despite its perception in recent years, education continues to be a very effective vehicle for social promotion, as well as a more significant factor than social origin in providing access to the professional classes.

The Social Elevator

Article

Overqualification and unemployment in young people. Pathways to employment of university graduates

Education
María Ramos, Post-doctoral researcher at the Carlos III University of Madrid

The economic crisis experienced by Spain has led to increasing numbers of young people opting to prolong their education given the lack of job prospects. This fact has caused overqualification among young people and the consolidation of unemployment.

Overqualification and unemployment in young people. Pathways to employment of university graduates

Highlights

Reviews

Barometer

Education Indicators

Education Indicators

Education

Where is education heading? In this section the Social Observatory of “la Caixa” presents a series of indicators are presented that are key to understanding the situation of education in our society. The majority have been built using data from international databases such as the European Social Survey (ESS) or the PISA Report, among others.