Article

Parental involvement in education: a tool for change

Education
Rubén Fernández Alonso, Universidad de Oviedo; Marcelino Cuesta, Universidad de Oviedo; Pamela Woitschach, Universidad de Oviedo; Marcos Álvarez-Díaz, Ministry of Education and Science of the Principality of Asturias

Can the positive effects of parental involvement in education be extended to  schools? We analyse the outcomes of schools according to the types of families of the pupils that attend them.  

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.  
Training for employed people: the need for expansion and improvement

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”

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.