Content of education

Overeducated and unhappy? Evaluation of the consequences of overeducation

Article

Overeducated and unhappy? Evaluation of the consequences of overeducation

May 2021

Education
Carmen Voces and Miguel Caínzos, Universidad de Santiago de Compostela

In Spain, 20% of workers are overeducated for the job functions that they perform. This study analyses how this situation reduces satisfaction in the employment sphere.

Remedial education for primary-school children: a useful measure for immigrant pupils?

Article

Remedial education for primary-school children: a useful measure for immigrant pupils?

April 2021

Education
Marisa Hidalgo, Universidad Pablo de Olavide;Marianna Battaglia, Universidad de Alicante

Do remedial education programmes aimed at students from underprivileged groups work? This study shows that they only manage to benefit immigrant pupils if the proportion of them in the school group does not exceed 50%.

Does working while studying influence graduate employability?

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Does working while studying influence graduate employability?

April 2021

Antonio Di Paolo and Alessia Matano, AQR-IREA, University of Barcelona

Is it possible to secure better employment by working prior to obtaining a university qualification? This analysis shows that it is, but only if the job is related to the degree’s content.

Are policies designed to prevent early school leaving working in Spain?

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Are policies designed to prevent early school leaving working in Spain?

March 2021

Javier Mato Díaz, Ángel Alonso Domínguez, Rosario González Arias and Israel Escudero Castillo, Universidad de Oviedo

Is the Learning and Performance Improvement Programme (PMAR) effective for the prevention of early school leaving? According to this study, participating in the PMAR increases the probability of obtaining an ESO qualification by 12%.

The transition to post-compulsory education among students of immigrant origin in Catalonia

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The transition to post-compulsory education among students of immigrant origin in Catalonia

February 2021

Education Social Inclusion
Jordi Bayona-i-Carrasco, Serra Hunter Professor, Dep. Geography (Universitat de Barcelona) and CERCA;Andreu Domingo, CERCA

Some 23.5% of pupils of immigrant origin leave school in the transition between compulsory and post-compulsory education. We analyse the differences by pupils' migration status and sex.

Why are there more early school leavers among migrant-background young people?

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Why are there more early school leavers among migrant-background young people?

February 2021

Education Social Inclusion
Silvia Carrasco, Jordi Pàmies, Laia Narciso and Angelina Sánchez, (EMIGRA – CER-Migracions, Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona)

What role must teachers play to combat early leaving from education and training of young people of foreign origin? This study shows that their support is key and that they must count on the necessary resources for guiding pupils.

Do fathers spend more time with their children than they used to?

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Do fathers spend more time with their children than they used to?

January 2021

Tomás Cano, Goethe-Universität Frankfurt and Universitat Pompeu Fabra

According to this study, in comparison with the year 2002, in 2010 there was an increase in the time that mothers, and even more so fathers, devoted to their children. Despite this, the gender gap persists.

How does parents’ education influence internet use by their children?

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How does parents’ education influence internet use by their children?

September 2020

Education
Dulce Manzano and María Fernández-Mellizo, Universidad Complutense de Madrid (UCM);Adapted by: Sílvia Galilea and Carina Bellver (StoryData)

The digital divide reduces equal opportunities for citizens. This article examines the reasons for this based on the analysis of ICT use patterns among Spanish compulsory secondary-school students.  

Executive summary and conclusions

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Executive summary and conclusions

July 2020

Education

The welfare of the population is very much related with its possibilities for access to education. The Spanish education system is characterised by having high levels of access at early ages.

The situation in Spain

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The situation in Spain

July 2020

Education

At present, some 60% of Spanish people aged between 25 and 64 years have an intermediate level of education (High School, Vocational Training, or similar). Even so, early school leaving rates continue to be a concern in the country.

The situation in Europe

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The situation in Europe

July 2020

Education

The level of segregation by social background at Spanish schools is high in comparison with the European context. Other indicators, such as the early school leaving rate and the mastery of a foreign language, also situated us at worse levels than the European average.

Public Policies

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Public Policies

July 2020

Education

Spain is one of the countries in the European Union that spends the least on education. The greatest gap in the investment of resources per student occurs in the university sphere.

Methodological Appendix

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Methodological Appendix

July 2020

Education

Would you like to know how we calculated these indicators? View the Methodological Appendix.

Education

Report

Education

July 2020

Education

Do we have quality education? In this report we analyse three fundamental dimensions: access to sufficient educational level, obtaining of adequate knowledge to contribute to economic and social development, and degree of inclusion of the education system.

Applicants and awardees of the ”la Caixa” Grants programme: who are they?

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Applicants and awardees of the ”la Caixa” Grants programme: who are they?

January 2020

Education
Lídia Farré, Universitat de Barcelona;Francesc Ortega, City University of New York

The “la Caixa” Banking Foundation grants programme, which funds postgraduate studies, has a major impact on the careers of its beneficiaries. Who applies for these grants and what factors determine to whom they are awarded?

Parental involvement in education: a tool for change

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Parental involvement in education: a tool for change

April 2019

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.  

The new generation of digital technologies in Spain

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The new generation of digital technologies in Spain

February 2019

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. 

Training for employed people: the need for expansion and improvement

Article

Training for employed people: the need for expansion and improvement

January 2019

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.  

Socioeconomic Inequalities and Academic Achievement in Spain

Article

Socioeconomic Inequalities and Academic Achievement in Spain

December 2018

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.  

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

Interview

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

November 2018

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.

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