Regularising the situation of the immigrant population does not result in a “call ef-fect”
What were the consequences of the regularisation, in 2005, of 600,000 non-EU immigrants who were working in Spain? This study reveals that it did not lead to any “call effect”, but did lead to increased tax revenues.
Paid and unpaid work: the pandemic intensifies the phenomenon of double shift among women
According to this study, the gender gap in total hours of work, paid and unpaid, has increased to 16 hours during the pandemic.
Long-life societies confronting the challenge of long-term care
What does long-term care represent for societies with increasing life expectancy? We analyse the research that exists on this issue.
Does working while studying influence graduate employability?
Is it possible to secure better employment by working prior to obtaining a university qualification? This analysis shows that it is, but only if the job is related to the degree’s content.
The evolution of employment precarity among young people in Spain, 2008-2018
Labour precarity among young people especially affects women. They occupy worse-paid positions with higher rates of temporary work than men.
Presence of foreign footballers and its impact on attitudes to immigration
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.
Immigration: challenges and opportunities
What challenges and opportunities are posed by immigration? The ninth Dossier from the Social Observatory of ”la Caixa” analyses why this phenomenon is key for the sustainability of depopulated areas in Spain and its impact on the education system.
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.
Housing: from fundamental principles to policies
What is the role of the public sector in access to housing? Can public policies act as a counterweight to the market? These two books examine the question from the European and United States viewpoint.
The challenges of long-term care for the elderly in Europe
How are the European welfare states facing up to the challenge of long-term care? From diverse viewpoints, the two books analyse and look at giving a response to the new challenges that have emerged.
Social Inclusion Indicators
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.