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Presence of foreign footballers and its impact on attitudes to immigration

Social Inclusion
Ignacio Lago, Universitat Pompeu Fabra;Carlos Lagos Peñas, Universidad de Vigo;Adaptation: Juan Manuel Garcia Campos

Can football alter opinions on immigration? According to this study, among a club’s followers, when the team wins thanks to foreign players, immigration is perceived more positively. 

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Immigrants’ names as an initial factor of discrimination

Social Inclusion
Cornel Nesseler, Norwegian University of Science and Technology, NTNU;Carlos Gómez-González, University of Zurich, UZH;Helmut Dietl, University of Zurich, UZH;Adaptation: Xavier Aguilar

An experiment with an amateur football team reveals difficulties in social integration for people of foreign origin. When faced with similar profiles, team managers tended towards choosing players with local names. 

Immigrants’ names as an initial factor of discrimination

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Predicting international migratory movements using Google searches

Social Inclusion
Marcus H. Böhme, German Federal Ministry of Finance;André Gröger, Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona (UAB), Barcelona Graduate School of Economics (BGSE), and Markets, Organizations and Votes in Economics (MOVE);Tobias Heidland (né Stöhr),, Universidad de Kiel, Institut für Weltwirtschaft (IfW) e IZA Institute of Labor Economics

Google searches for terms such as passportsalary, or social care, as well as the desired destination country, can offer clues regarding tendencies in migratory flows.

Predicting international migratory movements using Google searches

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The presence of immigrants in local politics is well below their demographic weight in Spanish society

Social Inclusion
Santiago Pérez-Nievas, Carles Pamies and Marta Paradés, Universidad Autónoma de Madrid (UAM);Daniela Vintila, CEDEM, Université de Liège

Do municipal councils in Spain reflect the diversity of origins of the population? We analyse access to local politics for immigrants and whether differences exist between the different foreign groups. 

The presence of immigrants in local politics is well below their demographic weight in Spanish society

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What is the country’s socioeconomic situation? The Social Observatory of “la Caixa” includes in this section a series of indicators that offer a current-day snapshot of the relationship between the economy and people, analysing aspects such as the composition of households or labour market access in comparison with the societies of peer countries.