Article

Training for employed people: the need for expansion and improvement

Education
Andreu Lope, Autonomous University of Barcelona

Training workers is vital for improving their employability. However, since the economic crisis, investment in training has fallen by 50% in Spain and social agents barely participate in the definition of continuous training actions.  

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.  
Socioeconomic Inequalities and Academic Achievement in Spain

Article

The new generation of digital technologies in Spain

Josep Lladós, Universitat Oberta de Catalunya (UOC)
Will new-generation technologies substitute the most routine jobs? Discover the impact of automation on the world of work. 
The new generation of digital technologies in Spain

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

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.