“To reduce inequality, we have to do more in early childhood”

Jane Waldfogel, Chair Professor of Social Work and Public Affairs,
Columbia University School

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Inequality in income distribution

Between the years 2007 and 2017, inequality in Spain increased, with a Gini Coeficient (not including social transfers) that has increased in value from 45 to 50

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

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

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Social exclusion from the labour market

The difference in unemployment rates between men and women in our country is larger than the European average. How has it evolved during the recent years of economic crisis?

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Strengthening social welfare: from minimum income to basic income

Este informe recoge el análisis sobre la situación social en España y sobre la capacidad de las ayudas y subsidios existentes para garantizar unos ingresos mínimos a todos los ciudadanos, con el objetivo de reducir la pobreza y la desigualdad.

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"When at-risk youths come into contact with the arts, their academic achievement and their civic and social engagement improve"

To what point does art contribute to social integration? Talking about access to culture under conditions of equality with Sunil Iyengar.

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Parental involvement in education: a tool for change

Parental involvement in education: a tool for change

Education

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.

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Socioeconomic Inequalities and Academic Achievement in Spain

Socioeconomic Inequalities and Academic Achievement in Spain

Education

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.

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Limitations to the training of human capital and possibilities of economic growth and social wellbeing

Limitations to the training of human capital and possibilities of economic growth and social wellbeing

Education

What is the rate for early leaving of education and training by sex? The Europe 2020 Strategy has a target of 15%.

“The profile of the Spanish cultural consumer is similar to its European counterpart”

Victor Fernández Blanco, Associate Professor of Foundations of Economic Analysis at the Department of Economics of the University of Oviedo, and specialist in the field of the economics of culture

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"When at-risk youths come into contact with the arts, their academic achievement and their civic and social engagement improve"

To what point does art contribute to social integration? Talking about access to culture under conditions of equality with Sunil Iyengar.

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“Culture belongs to the upper classes. It is hard to attract families with lower education levels”

How can the cultural consumption of the new generations, particularly that of families with lower educational levels, be increased? Françoise Benhamou provides some key points in this interview.

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Public investment in culture

How much do countries invest in culture? In the last decade, the governmental authorities in Spain have reduced the funding of cultural services.

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Employment in the cultural sector

How many people work in the cultural sector? In 2015, the cultural sector employed 2.5% of the population of Spain. This figure is lower than the European average.

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Percentage of the population that took at least one training course related with culture in the last year

How many people participate in complementary training courses linked to culture? In 2015, 5.9% of the Spanish population underwent some training of this type.

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Challenges faced by high culture to attract new audiences in the digital arena

Challenges faced by high culture to attract new audiences in the digital arena

Culture

Theatre, opera, classical music, dance… Can digital consumption be an opportunity to attract new audiences to so-called high culture?

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New forms of cultural participation

New forms of cultural participation

Culture

Income level influences habits in cultural participation online. What happens in our peer countries?

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The arts and the advancement of the economy and society

The arts and the advancement of the economy and society

Culture

What relationship exists between art and economics? We present two books that study the importance of creativity and innovation in the arts, as well as how art contributes to economic development.

Chemical pollution does not just have an impact on human health; it also has an impact on our econom

Leonardo Trasande, Associate Professor of Pediatrics, Environmental Medicine and Population Health School of Medicine,
New York University

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Inequality in income distribution

Between the years 2007 and 2017, inequality in Spain increased, with a Gini Coeficient (not including social transfers) that has increased in value from 45 to 50

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Level of economic development

The GDP in purchasing power standards allows a more exact comparison of the level of economic development between countries. In 2017, the GDP per inhabitant in Purchasing Power Standards remained at 92% of the European average, unchanged from the previous year

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Why are there fewer women in manual occupations?

Two out of every three workers in manual occupations are men, and women continue to be a minority in occupations such as construction, and industry. What factors influence segregation by gender in the labour market?

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Percentage of children aged below 6 years that are at risk of poverty

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Environment and employment: is there a prize for clean play?

The Social Observatory of “la Caixa” wonders whether it is possible to combine concern for the environment with economic growth. This study, one of the first in its field, shows a positive link between eco-innovation and the creation of employment, even in periods of recession.

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How many people do we know?

How many people do we know?

Science

According to this study, we frequently interact with an average of 536 acquaintances, but the number is different for each person. What factors influence the size of our relationship circles?

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“Diversity makes science better”

“Diversity makes science better”

Science

Elizabeth Rasekoala, President of African Gong, defends the importance of science as a tool for social transformation and talks to us about the need for acquiring basic scientific literacy in order to be able to think critically.

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Does science advance one funeral at a time?

Does science advance one funeral at a time?

Science

What happens when a scientist conducting high-level research dies prematurely? This article confirms a proliferation of articles by new researchers, with disruptive ideas, in the field of the deceased person.

“We have undervalued the importance of personal interrelations in education”

Alan Daly, Chair Professor and Head of the Department of Education Studies, University of California, San Diego.

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"When at-risk youths come into contact with the arts, their academic achievement and their civic and social engagement improve"

To what point does art contribute to social integration? Talking about access to culture under conditions of equality with Sunil Iyengar.

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“Culture belongs to the upper classes. It is hard to attract families with lower education levels”

How can the cultural consumption of the new generations, particularly that of families with lower educational levels, be increased? Françoise Benhamou provides some key points in this interview.

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Rate for education and training early leavers, by sex

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Public investment in elderly people

What percentage of public spending is allocated to elderly people? The tendency in European countries has been to increase the weight of the resources allocated to this group.

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Cultural consumption: a question of taste or of price?

This article from the Social Observatory of "la Caixa" analyses the role played by education and income in people’s participation in cultural activities of different types.

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Parental involvement in education: a tool for change

Parental involvement in education: a tool for change

Education

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.

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Socioeconomic Inequalities and Academic Achievement in Spain

Socioeconomic Inequalities and Academic Achievement in Spain

Education

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.

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Limitations to the training of human capital and possibilities of economic growth and social wellbeing

Limitations to the training of human capital and possibilities of economic growth and social wellbeing

Education

What is the rate for early leaving of education and training by sex? The Europe 2020 Strategy has a target of 15%.

“Science issues are increasingly pressing civic issues”

Lee Rainie and Cary Funk, Pew Research Center.

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Percentage of children aged below 6 years that are at risk of poverty

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Public investment in elderly people

What percentage of public spending is allocated to elderly people? The tendency in European countries has been to increase the weight of the resources allocated to this group.

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“You must not measure everybody using the same set of criteria”

Paul Wouters, director of the Centre for Science and Technology Studies at the University of Leiden, talks with the Social Observatory of “la Caixa” about new tendencies in research evaluation.

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Percentage of the population that took at least one training course related with culture in the last year

How many people participate in complementary training courses linked to culture? In 2015, 5.9% of the Spanish population underwent some training of this type.

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Participation in studies related with culture by gender

In all the countries, courses related with culture involved more women than men in 2015. In Spain, 57.8% of students with culture-related qualifications were women.

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How many people do we know?

How many people do we know?

Science

According to this study, we frequently interact with an average of 536 acquaintances, but the number is different for each person. What factors influence the size of our relationship circles?

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“Diversity makes science better”

“Diversity makes science better”

Science

Elizabeth Rasekoala, President of African Gong, defends the importance of science as a tool for social transformation and talks to us about the need for acquiring basic scientific literacy in order to be able to think critically.

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Does science advance one funeral at a time?

Does science advance one funeral at a time?

Science

What happens when a scientist conducting high-level research dies prematurely? This article confirms a proliferation of articles by new researchers, with disruptive ideas, in the field of the deceased person.

“The most important contribution of the arts is giving identity to a country or region”

John W. O’Hagan, Trinity College, Dublín

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Inequality in income distribution

Between the years 2007 and 2017, inequality in Spain increased, with a Gini Coeficient (not including social transfers) that has increased in value from 45 to 50

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Level of economic development

The GDP in purchasing power standards allows a more exact comparison of the level of economic development between countries. In 2017, the GDP per inhabitant in Purchasing Power Standards remained at 92% of the European average, unchanged from the previous year

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Why are there fewer women in manual occupations?

Two out of every three workers in manual occupations are men, and women continue to be a minority in occupations such as construction, and industry. What factors influence segregation by gender in the labour market?

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"When at-risk youths come into contact with the arts, their academic achievement and their civic and social engagement improve"

To what point does art contribute to social integration? Talking about access to culture under conditions of equality with Sunil Iyengar.

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“Culture belongs to the upper classes. It is hard to attract families with lower education levels”

How can the cultural consumption of the new generations, particularly that of families with lower educational levels, be increased? Françoise Benhamou provides some key points in this interview.

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Challenges faced by high culture to attract new audiences in the digital arena

Challenges faced by high culture to attract new audiences in the digital arena

Culture

Theatre, opera, classical music, dance… Can digital consumption be an opportunity to attract new audiences to so-called high culture?

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New forms of cultural participation

New forms of cultural participation

Culture

Income level influences habits in cultural participation online. What happens in our peer countries?

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The arts and the advancement of the economy and society

The arts and the advancement of the economy and society

Culture

What relationship exists between art and economics? We present two books that study the importance of creativity and innovation in the arts, as well as how art contributes to economic development.

“You must not measure everybody using the same set of criteria”

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Rate for education and training early leavers, by sex

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Percentage of the population that took at least one training course related with culture in the last year

How many people participate in complementary training courses linked to culture? In 2015, 5.9% of the Spanish population underwent some training of this type.

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Participation in studies related with culture by gender

In all the countries, courses related with culture involved more women than men in 2015. In Spain, 57.8% of students with culture-related qualifications were women.

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CaixaEscena

A performing arts-based programme that integrates social, educational and cultural action.

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The State and the Innovation Effort

From an economic viewpoint, innovation is considered to be an engine of growth because of its capacity to generate wealth and employment, a focus that has gained prominence since the start of the financial crisis in 2008. This review by the “la Caixa” Social Observatory comments on two books that analyse this issue from very different perspectives.

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How many people do we know?

How many people do we know?

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According to this study, we frequently interact with an average of 536 acquaintances, but the number is different for each person. What factors influence the size of our relationship circles?

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“Diversity makes science better”

“Diversity makes science better”

Science

Elizabeth Rasekoala, President of African Gong, defends the importance of science as a tool for social transformation and talks to us about the need for acquiring basic scientific literacy in order to be able to think critically.

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Does science advance one funeral at a time?

Does science advance one funeral at a time?

Science

What happens when a scientist conducting high-level research dies prematurely? This article confirms a proliferation of articles by new researchers, with disruptive ideas, in the field of the deceased person.

“Culture belongs to the upper classes. It is hard to attract families with lower education levels”

Françoise Benhamou, professor of Economics of the University of Paris-13, and specialist in the field of the economics of culture

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"When at-risk youths come into contact with the arts, their academic achievement and their civic and social engagement improve"

To what point does art contribute to social integration? Talking about access to culture under conditions of equality with Sunil Iyengar.

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Barriers to cultural participation according to household type

16.5% of families with children in the home cannot afford to enjoy cultural activities, a percentage that increases to 20.3% in the case of single-parent households.

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Participation in cultural activities

Do families with children attend cultural activities more often? This indicator shows the percentage of cultural participation according to household type.

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Rate for education and training early leavers, by sex

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Public investment in culture

How much do countries invest in culture? In the last decade, the governmental authorities in Spain have reduced the funding of cultural services.

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Challenges faced by high culture to attract new audiences in the digital arena

Challenges faced by high culture to attract new audiences in the digital arena

Culture

Theatre, opera, classical music, dance… Can digital consumption be an opportunity to attract new audiences to so-called high culture?

Infodata

New forms of cultural participation

New forms of cultural participation

Culture

Income level influences habits in cultural participation online. What happens in our peer countries?

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The arts and the advancement of the economy and society

The arts and the advancement of the economy and society

Culture

What relationship exists between art and economics? We present two books that study the importance of creativity and innovation in the arts, as well as how art contributes to economic development.

"When at-risk youths come into contact with the arts, their academic achievement and their civic and social engagement improve"

Sunil Iyengar, Office of Research & Analysis Director at the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA)

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Analysis of social needs of youth

A lack of professional opportunities and labour precarity mean that young people are very vulnerable to economic crises. What were the circumstances of this group prior to covid-19?

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Why are young people unable to access home ownership?

Employment precarity is an obstacle to accessing home ownership for young people. Rental, which is more expensive, or family solidarity are the main alternatives for setting up a home.

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“Culture belongs to the upper classes. It is hard to attract families with lower education levels”

How can the cultural consumption of the new generations, particularly that of families with lower educational levels, be increased? Françoise Benhamou provides some key points in this interview.

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Rate for education and training early leavers, by sex

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Public investment in culture

How much do countries invest in culture? In the last decade, the governmental authorities in Spain have reduced the funding of cultural services.

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Challenges faced by high culture to attract new audiences in the digital arena

Challenges faced by high culture to attract new audiences in the digital arena

Culture

Theatre, opera, classical music, dance… Can digital consumption be an opportunity to attract new audiences to so-called high culture?

Infodata

New forms of cultural participation

New forms of cultural participation

Culture

Income level influences habits in cultural participation online. What happens in our peer countries?

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The arts and the advancement of the economy and society

The arts and the advancement of the economy and society

Culture

What relationship exists between art and economics? We present two books that study the importance of creativity and innovation in the arts, as well as how art contributes to economic development.

“Fair society, healthy lives”

Michael Marmot,
Director of the Institute of Health Equityof of the University College London (UCL)

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Inequality in income distribution

Between the years 2007 and 2017, inequality in Spain increased, with a Gini Coeficient (not including social transfers) that has increased in value from 45 to 50

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Level of economic development

The GDP in purchasing power standards allows a more exact comparison of the level of economic development between countries. In 2017, the GDP per inhabitant in Purchasing Power Standards remained at 92% of the European average, unchanged from the previous year

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

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

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The enduring impact of the economic crisis on child poverty

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.

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Social exclusion from the labour market

The difference in unemployment rates between men and women in our country is larger than the European average. How has it evolved during the recent years of economic crisis?

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“To alleviate poverty, there are small investments that can have an enormous impact”

“To alleviate poverty, there are small investments that can have an enormous impact”

Social Inclusion

Can poverty be eradicated? Michael Kremer, Nobel Prize for Economics 2019, talks to us about new tools for the economy, which enable us to obtain a rigorous estimate of causes and impacts.

Report

Analysis of social needs of women and men

Analysis of social needs of women and men

Social Inclusion

Have we improved in terms of equality between men and women? In this report we analyse five dimensions: economic wellbeing, employment, access to decent housing, education and state of health.

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Strengths and weaknesses of Spain’s economy with regard to the challenge of digitalisation

Strengths and weaknesses of Spain’s economy with regard to the challenge of digitalisation

Social Inclusion

A lack of investment in innovation, major employment precarity and a lack of refresher training are obstacles for tackling the digitalisation of the Spanish economy. We analyse the causes.

«Science was never intended to be in the market, but today it’s a commodity»

Andrea Saltelli, researcher at the University of Bergen and at ICTA (Autonomous University of Barcelona - UAB)

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Inequality in income distribution

Between the years 2007 and 2017, inequality in Spain increased, with a Gini Coeficient (not including social transfers) that has increased in value from 45 to 50

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Level of economic development

The GDP in purchasing power standards allows a more exact comparison of the level of economic development between countries. In 2017, the GDP per inhabitant in Purchasing Power Standards remained at 92% of the European average, unchanged from the previous year

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Why are there fewer women in manual occupations?

Two out of every three workers in manual occupations are men, and women continue to be a minority in occupations such as construction, and industry. What factors influence segregation by gender in the labour market?

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Percentage of children aged below 6 years that are at risk of poverty

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“You must not measure everybody using the same set of criteria”

Paul Wouters, director of the Centre for Science and Technology Studies at the University of Leiden, talks with the Social Observatory of “la Caixa” about new tendencies in research evaluation.

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How many people do we know?

How many people do we know?

Science

According to this study, we frequently interact with an average of 536 acquaintances, but the number is different for each person. What factors influence the size of our relationship circles?

Interview

“Diversity makes science better”

“Diversity makes science better”

Science

Elizabeth Rasekoala, President of African Gong, defends the importance of science as a tool for social transformation and talks to us about the need for acquiring basic scientific literacy in order to be able to think critically.

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Does science advance one funeral at a time?

Does science advance one funeral at a time?

Science

What happens when a scientist conducting high-level research dies prematurely? This article confirms a proliferation of articles by new researchers, with disruptive ideas, in the field of the deceased person.

“No matter what the economy does, art and culture will continue to function”

David Throsby, Specialist in the Economics of Art and Culture, Distinguished Professor of the Department of Economics,
Macquarie University (Australia)

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Inequality in income distribution

Between the years 2007 and 2017, inequality in Spain increased, with a Gini Coeficient (not including social transfers) that has increased in value from 45 to 50

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Level of economic development

The GDP in purchasing power standards allows a more exact comparison of the level of economic development between countries. In 2017, the GDP per inhabitant in Purchasing Power Standards remained at 92% of the European average, unchanged from the previous year

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Why are there fewer women in manual occupations?

Two out of every three workers in manual occupations are men, and women continue to be a minority in occupations such as construction, and industry. What factors influence segregation by gender in the labour market?

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"When at-risk youths come into contact with the arts, their academic achievement and their civic and social engagement improve"

To what point does art contribute to social integration? Talking about access to culture under conditions of equality with Sunil Iyengar.

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“Culture belongs to the upper classes. It is hard to attract families with lower education levels”

How can the cultural consumption of the new generations, particularly that of families with lower educational levels, be increased? Françoise Benhamou provides some key points in this interview.

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Article

Challenges faced by high culture to attract new audiences in the digital arena

Challenges faced by high culture to attract new audiences in the digital arena

Culture

Theatre, opera, classical music, dance… Can digital consumption be an opportunity to attract new audiences to so-called high culture?

Infodata

New forms of cultural participation

New forms of cultural participation

Culture

Income level influences habits in cultural participation online. What happens in our peer countries?

Review

The arts and the advancement of the economy and society

The arts and the advancement of the economy and society

Culture

What relationship exists between art and economics? We present two books that study the importance of creativity and innovation in the arts, as well as how art contributes to economic development.

“One of the functions of art is to open up debates in society”

Jen Snowball, Professor, Department of Economics and Economic History, Rhodes University

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Inequality in income distribution

Between the years 2007 and 2017, inequality in Spain increased, with a Gini Coeficient (not including social transfers) that has increased in value from 45 to 50

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Level of economic development

The GDP in purchasing power standards allows a more exact comparison of the level of economic development between countries. In 2017, the GDP per inhabitant in Purchasing Power Standards remained at 92% of the European average, unchanged from the previous year

Article

Why are there fewer women in manual occupations?

Two out of every three workers in manual occupations are men, and women continue to be a minority in occupations such as construction, and industry. What factors influence segregation by gender in the labour market?

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"When at-risk youths come into contact with the arts, their academic achievement and their civic and social engagement improve"

To what point does art contribute to social integration? Talking about access to culture under conditions of equality with Sunil Iyengar.

Interview

“Culture belongs to the upper classes. It is hard to attract families with lower education levels”

How can the cultural consumption of the new generations, particularly that of families with lower educational levels, be increased? Françoise Benhamou provides some key points in this interview.

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Article

Challenges faced by high culture to attract new audiences in the digital arena

Challenges faced by high culture to attract new audiences in the digital arena

Culture

Theatre, opera, classical music, dance… Can digital consumption be an opportunity to attract new audiences to so-called high culture?

Infodata

New forms of cultural participation

New forms of cultural participation

Culture

Income level influences habits in cultural participation online. What happens in our peer countries?

Review

The arts and the advancement of the economy and society

The arts and the advancement of the economy and society

Culture

What relationship exists between art and economics? We present two books that study the importance of creativity and innovation in the arts, as well as how art contributes to economic development.

“A science-informed approach specifically refers to understanding how problems develop”

Dr Nick, Axford Senior Researcher and Head of What Works, Dartington Social Research Unit

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Inequality in income distribution

Between the years 2007 and 2017, inequality in Spain increased, with a Gini Coeficient (not including social transfers) that has increased in value from 45 to 50

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

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?

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

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.

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CaixaProinfancia Programme

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.

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

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

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Interview

“To alleviate poverty, there are small investments that can have an enormous impact”

“To alleviate poverty, there are small investments that can have an enormous impact”

Social Inclusion

Can poverty be eradicated? Michael Kremer, Nobel Prize for Economics 2019, talks to us about new tools for the economy, which enable us to obtain a rigorous estimate of causes and impacts.

Report

Analysis of social needs of women and men

Analysis of social needs of women and men

Social Inclusion

Have we improved in terms of equality between men and women? In this report we analyse five dimensions: economic wellbeing, employment, access to decent housing, education and state of health.

Article

Strengths and weaknesses of Spain’s economy with regard to the challenge of digitalisation

Strengths and weaknesses of Spain’s economy with regard to the challenge of digitalisation

Social Inclusion

A lack of investment in innovation, major employment precarity and a lack of refresher training are obstacles for tackling the digitalisation of the Spanish economy. We analyse the causes.

“Regulating the work of undocumented immigrants in the care sector is a priority”

Giovanni Lamura, Researcher at the National Institute on Health and Science of Ageing (INRCA) in Ancona, Italy

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Giovanni Lamura , Researcher at the National Institute on Health and Science of Ageing (INRCA) in Ancona, Italy

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Population changes can occur due to variations in the population caused by natural changes and migratory movements.

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

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?

Article

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

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.

Best practices

CaixaProinfancia Programme

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.

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

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

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Interview

“To alleviate poverty, there are small investments that can have an enormous impact”

“To alleviate poverty, there are small investments that can have an enormous impact”

Social Inclusion

Can poverty be eradicated? Michael Kremer, Nobel Prize for Economics 2019, talks to us about new tools for the economy, which enable us to obtain a rigorous estimate of causes and impacts.

Report

Analysis of social needs of women and men

Analysis of social needs of women and men

Social Inclusion

Have we improved in terms of equality between men and women? In this report we analyse five dimensions: economic wellbeing, employment, access to decent housing, education and state of health.

Article

Strengths and weaknesses of Spain’s economy with regard to the challenge of digitalisation

Strengths and weaknesses of Spain’s economy with regard to the challenge of digitalisation

Social Inclusion

A lack of investment in innovation, major employment precarity and a lack of refresher training are obstacles for tackling the digitalisation of the Spanish economy. We analyse the causes.

“Reablement is a new way of working, with the aim of improving elderly people’s independence.”

Tine Rostgaard, Lecturer on Citizenship and Elderly People, Department of Political Science, University of Aalborg (Denmark)

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Demographic determinants

Population changes can occur due to variations in the population caused by natural changes and migratory movements.

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

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?

Article

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

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.

Best practices

CaixaProinfancia Programme

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.

Review

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

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

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“To alleviate poverty, there are small investments that can have an enormous impact”

“To alleviate poverty, there are small investments that can have an enormous impact”

Social Inclusion

Can poverty be eradicated? Michael Kremer, Nobel Prize for Economics 2019, talks to us about new tools for the economy, which enable us to obtain a rigorous estimate of causes and impacts.

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Analysis of social needs of women and men

Analysis of social needs of women and men

Social Inclusion

Have we improved in terms of equality between men and women? In this report we analyse five dimensions: economic wellbeing, employment, access to decent housing, education and state of health.

Article

Strengths and weaknesses of Spain’s economy with regard to the challenge of digitalisation

Strengths and weaknesses of Spain’s economy with regard to the challenge of digitalisation

Social Inclusion

A lack of investment in innovation, major employment precarity and a lack of refresher training are obstacles for tackling the digitalisation of the Spanish economy. We analyse the causes.

«Creative work favours innovation and, therefore, growth»

Hasan Bakhshi, Director de Industrias Creativas, NESTA

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Inequality in income distribution

Between the years 2007 and 2017, inequality in Spain increased, with a Gini Coeficient (not including social transfers) that has increased in value from 45 to 50

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Level of economic development

The GDP in purchasing power standards allows a more exact comparison of the level of economic development between countries. In 2017, the GDP per inhabitant in Purchasing Power Standards remained at 92% of the European average, unchanged from the previous year

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Why are there fewer women in manual occupations?

Two out of every three workers in manual occupations are men, and women continue to be a minority in occupations such as construction, and industry. What factors influence segregation by gender in the labour market?

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"When at-risk youths come into contact with the arts, their academic achievement and their civic and social engagement improve"

To what point does art contribute to social integration? Talking about access to culture under conditions of equality with Sunil Iyengar.

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“Culture belongs to the upper classes. It is hard to attract families with lower education levels”

How can the cultural consumption of the new generations, particularly that of families with lower educational levels, be increased? Françoise Benhamou provides some key points in this interview.

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Challenges faced by high culture to attract new audiences in the digital arena

Challenges faced by high culture to attract new audiences in the digital arena

Culture

Theatre, opera, classical music, dance… Can digital consumption be an opportunity to attract new audiences to so-called high culture?

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New forms of cultural participation

New forms of cultural participation

Culture

Income level influences habits in cultural participation online. What happens in our peer countries?

Review

The arts and the advancement of the economy and society

The arts and the advancement of the economy and society

Culture

What relationship exists between art and economics? We present two books that study the importance of creativity and innovation in the arts, as well as how art contributes to economic development.

«If we are capable of living healthily, living more years does not mean more dependency»

María Blasco, Director of the National Centre for Oncological Research (CNIO)

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Families and Child Welfare

The 6th Dossier of the Social Observatory of “la Caixa” aims to provide elements for reflection on the diversity of family models in Spain and on how these can condition child welfare.

Interview

“You must not measure everybody using the same set of criteria”

Paul Wouters, director of the Centre for Science and Technology Studies at the University of Leiden, talks with the Social Observatory of “la Caixa” about new tendencies in research evaluation.

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Percentage of the population that took at least one training course related with culture in the last year

How many people participate in complementary training courses linked to culture? In 2015, 5.9% of the Spanish population underwent some training of this type.

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Participation in studies related with culture by gender

In all the countries, courses related with culture involved more women than men in 2015. In Spain, 57.8% of students with culture-related qualifications were women.

Review

The State and the Innovation Effort

From an economic viewpoint, innovation is considered to be an engine of growth because of its capacity to generate wealth and employment, a focus that has gained prominence since the start of the financial crisis in 2008. This review by the “la Caixa” Social Observatory comments on two books that analyse this issue from very different perspectives.

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How many people do we know?

How many people do we know?

Science

According to this study, we frequently interact with an average of 536 acquaintances, but the number is different for each person. What factors influence the size of our relationship circles?

Interview

“Diversity makes science better”

“Diversity makes science better”

Science

Elizabeth Rasekoala, President of African Gong, defends the importance of science as a tool for social transformation and talks to us about the need for acquiring basic scientific literacy in order to be able to think critically.

Article

Does science advance one funeral at a time?

Does science advance one funeral at a time?

Science

What happens when a scientist conducting high-level research dies prematurely? This article confirms a proliferation of articles by new researchers, with disruptive ideas, in the field of the deceased person.

“Fighting climate change will benefit our health enormously”

María Neira, Director of the Department of Public Health, Environmental and Social Determinants of Health,
World Health Organization (WHO)

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Dependence for personal care

How many people aged over 65 years have difficulties in performing some of the basic activities of everyday life? In our country, 33% of people aged over 65 years have problems washing themselves independently.

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Public investment in elderly people

What percentage of public spending is allocated to elderly people? The tendency in European countries has been to increase the weight of the resources allocated to this group.

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Environment and employment: is there a prize for clean play?

The Social Observatory of “la Caixa” wonders whether it is possible to combine concern for the environment with economic growth. This study, one of the first in its field, shows a positive link between eco-innovation and the creation of employment, even in periods of recession.

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The challenge of climate change

How has the Earth’s average temperature evolved since 1880? The years 2014, 2015, 2016 and 2017 were the hottest on record.

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Long-Term Care following the Great Recession in European countries

Economic crises bring with them numerous political decisions that affect healthcare systems. In this article by the Social Observatory of “la Caixa”, we analyse the effects of the crisis on the reform of the long-term care system in European countries.

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How many people do we know?

How many people do we know?

Science

According to this study, we frequently interact with an average of 536 acquaintances, but the number is different for each person. What factors influence the size of our relationship circles?

Interview

“Diversity makes science better”

“Diversity makes science better”

Science

Elizabeth Rasekoala, President of African Gong, defends the importance of science as a tool for social transformation and talks to us about the need for acquiring basic scientific literacy in order to be able to think critically.

Article

Does science advance one funeral at a time?

Does science advance one funeral at a time?

Science

What happens when a scientist conducting high-level research dies prematurely? This article confirms a proliferation of articles by new researchers, with disruptive ideas, in the field of the deceased person.

“Our children are perfectly at home on YouTube, but they have no idea how a vacuum cleaner works”

José van Dijck, professor of the University of Utrecht. Her research area is media studies and communication

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“Culture belongs to the upper classes. It is hard to attract families with lower education levels”

How can the cultural consumption of the new generations, particularly that of families with lower educational levels, be increased? Françoise Benhamou provides some key points in this interview.

Article

The new generation of digital technologies in Spain

Will new-generation technologies substitute the most routine jobs? Discover the impact of automation on the world of work.

Article

Challenges faced by high culture to attract new audiences in the digital arena

Theatre, opera, classical music, dance… Can digital consumption be an opportunity to attract new audiences to so-called high culture?

Article

Strengths and weaknesses of Spain’s economy with regard to the challenge of digitalisation

A lack of investment in innovation, major employment precarity and a lack of refresher training are obstacles for tackling the digitalisation of the Spanish economy. We analyse the causes.

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