“The concept that a job filled by an immigrant takes a job away from a native is wrong”

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What to do with young, unaccompanied refugees who at the age of 18 have their state tutelage removed? In Belgium, they voted for a comprehensive individualised accompaniment and support from young native people with whom they are co-housed.

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Neighbourhood Mothers

Through the training of immigrant mothers, so that they can act as “neighbourhood mothers”, this action, carried out in Denmark, is successful in transmitting to women from ethnic minorities their rights and obligations in the host country.

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From Refugees to Citizens

“From refugees to citizens” is the slogan for the project of the German city of Altena to facilitate the social integration of refugees and asylum seekers. The distinctive trait of this experience is the leading role played by civil society.

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Temporary and part-time employment as a percentage of the working population

Temporary work contracts are more common among the foreign population: in 2018, some 37.1% of the employed population of foreign origin had temporary contracts and 19.3%, part-time contracts, 13 and 6 points higher, respectively, than the population of native origin.

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Success for All

In the United States, a programme aims to ensure that all students acquire basic language skills, with support measures for families and teachers. Equality in education in order to be abel to opt for the same opportunities for success

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One of the risks of the pandemic is an increase in child poverty. We analyse the effectiveness of redistributive polices (pre-covid-19) whose aim is to protect vulnerable households with children.

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Analysis of social needs of children

Analysis of social needs of children

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Deprivations during childhood become unequal opportunities in adulthood. Understanding the conditions in which this population segment lived prior to the covid-19 crisis can help to prepare for the future.

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Are intermediate jobs disappearing? The myth of labour polarisation in Europe

Are intermediate jobs disappearing? The myth of labour polarisation in Europe

Social Inclusion

Is labour polarisation occurring in Europe? This study, prior to the covid-19 crisis, shows that in Spain, in barely 25 years, employment in higher-quality occupations has almost doubled.

“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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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.

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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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Parental involvement in education: a tool for change

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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

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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"

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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

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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

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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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Things are becoming increasingly difficult for tax evaders, with the new big data and artificial intelligence techniques that detect hidden wealth, the abuse of aggressive tax engineering and money laundering.

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People have important misperceptions regarding the level of taxes that they pay. Does knowing more change what we think about redistribution?

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How can we improve support in Spain for public policies proposing to fight climate change?

Climate change is a concern worldwide, but what influences support for climate change policies? According to this study, the determining factor is the perceived effectiveness of each measure.

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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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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”

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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?

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

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.

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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.

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

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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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Parental involvement in education: a tool for change

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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

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

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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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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”

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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?

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

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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

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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

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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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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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“Diversity makes science better”

“Diversity makes science better”

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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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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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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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New forms of cultural participation

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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

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

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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

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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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Perceived health status

People of Spanish and foreign nationalities alike have a perception of their health as good or very good, and above the European Union average.

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Can algorithms expose tax fraud?

Things are becoming increasingly difficult for tax evaders, with the new big data and artificial intelligence techniques that detect hidden wealth, the abuse of aggressive tax engineering and money laundering.

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People have important misperceptions regarding the level of taxes that they pay. Does knowing more change what we think about redistribution?

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Why do children from disadvantaged families have a higher risk of developing childhood obesity?

¿Does childhood obesity as a result of a disadvantaged family environment exist? This article points towards the fact that, in the face of psychological distress, many children use food as an escape valve, which causes a loss of control over their diet.

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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 redistributive effects of family policies

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One of the risks of the pandemic is an increase in child poverty. We analyse the effectiveness of redistributive polices (pre-covid-19) whose aim is to protect vulnerable households with children.

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Analysis of social needs of children

Analysis of social needs of children

Social Inclusion

Deprivations during childhood become unequal opportunities in adulthood. Understanding the conditions in which this population segment lived prior to the covid-19 crisis can help to prepare for the future.

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Are intermediate jobs disappearing? The myth of labour polarisation in Europe

Are intermediate jobs disappearing? The myth of labour polarisation in Europe

Social Inclusion

Is labour polarisation occurring in Europe? This study, prior to the covid-19 crisis, shows that in Spain, in barely 25 years, employment in higher-quality occupations has almost doubled.

«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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“Diversity makes science better”

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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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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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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

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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

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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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People have important misperceptions regarding the level of taxes that they pay. Does knowing more change what we think about redistribution?

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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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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

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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

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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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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.

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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 redistributive effects of family policies

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Are intermediate jobs disappearing? The myth of labour polarisation in Europe

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Is labour polarisation occurring in Europe? This study, prior to the covid-19 crisis, shows that in Spain, in barely 25 years, employment in higher-quality occupations has almost doubled.

“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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What to do with young, unaccompanied refugees who at the age of 18 have their state tutelage removed? In Belgium, they voted for a comprehensive individualised accompaniment and support from young native people with whom they are co-housed.

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Neighbourhood Mothers

Through the training of immigrant mothers, so that they can act as “neighbourhood mothers”, this action, carried out in Denmark, is successful in transmitting to women from ethnic minorities their rights and obligations in the host country.

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From Refugees to Citizens

“From refugees to citizens” is the slogan for the project of the German city of Altena to facilitate the social integration of refugees and asylum seekers. The distinctive trait of this experience is the leading role played by civil society.

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Temporary and part-time employment as a percentage of the working population

Temporary work contracts are more common among the foreign population: in 2018, some 37.1% of the employed population of foreign origin had temporary contracts and 19.3%, part-time contracts, 13 and 6 points higher, respectively, than the population of native origin.

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Success for All

In the United States, a programme aims to ensure that all students acquire basic language skills, with support measures for families and teachers. Equality in education in order to be abel to opt for the same opportunities for success

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The redistributive effects of family policies

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One of the risks of the pandemic is an increase in child poverty. We analyse the effectiveness of redistributive polices (pre-covid-19) whose aim is to protect vulnerable households with children.

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Analysis of social needs of children

Analysis of social needs of children

Social Inclusion

Deprivations during childhood become unequal opportunities in adulthood. Understanding the conditions in which this population segment lived prior to the covid-19 crisis can help to prepare for the future.

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Are intermediate jobs disappearing? The myth of labour polarisation in Europe

Are intermediate jobs disappearing? The myth of labour polarisation in Europe

Social Inclusion

Is labour polarisation occurring in Europe? This study, prior to the covid-19 crisis, shows that in Spain, in barely 25 years, employment in higher-quality occupations has almost doubled.

“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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Housework and childcare during the lockdown, tasks undertaken mainly by women

Despite a slight increase in participation by men, this study shows that housework and childcare represented a heavier workload for women during the lockdown.

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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.

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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?

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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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The redistributive effects of family policies

The redistributive effects of family policies

Social Inclusion

One of the risks of the pandemic is an increase in child poverty. We analyse the effectiveness of redistributive polices (pre-covid-19) whose aim is to protect vulnerable households with children.

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Analysis of social needs of children

Analysis of social needs of children

Social Inclusion

Deprivations during childhood become unequal opportunities in adulthood. Understanding the conditions in which this population segment lived prior to the covid-19 crisis can help to prepare for the future.

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Are intermediate jobs disappearing? The myth of labour polarisation in Europe

Are intermediate jobs disappearing? The myth of labour polarisation in Europe

Social Inclusion

Is labour polarisation occurring in Europe? This study, prior to the covid-19 crisis, shows that in Spain, in barely 25 years, employment in higher-quality occupations has almost doubled.

«Creative work favours innovation and, therefore, growth»

Hasan Bakhshi, Director de Industrias Creativas, NESTA

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Can algorithms expose tax fraud?

Things are becoming increasingly difficult for tax evaders, with the new big data and artificial intelligence techniques that detect hidden wealth, the abuse of aggressive tax engineering and money laundering.

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What do we know about the taxes we pay?

People have important misperceptions regarding the level of taxes that they pay. Does knowing more change what we think about redistribution?

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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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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

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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

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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

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

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Housework and childcare during the lockdown, tasks undertaken mainly by women

Despite a slight increase in participation by men, this study shows that housework and childcare represented a heavier workload for women during the lockdown.

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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.

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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?

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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”

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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?

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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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Perceived health status

People of Spanish and foreign nationalities alike have a perception of their health as good or very good, and above the European Union average.

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Why do children from disadvantaged families have a higher risk of developing childhood obesity?

¿Does childhood obesity as a result of a disadvantaged family environment exist? This article points towards the fact that, in the face of psychological distress, many children use food as an escape valve, which causes a loss of control over their diet.

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How can we improve support in Spain for public policies proposing to fight climate change?

Climate change is a concern worldwide, but what influences support for climate change policies? According to this study, the determining factor is the perceived effectiveness of each measure.

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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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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.