Loneliness in older people
How do the elderly deal with loneliness? According to this study, 64% of them experience feelings of loneliness to some extent.
The covid-19 crisis affects employment inequality between immigrants and natives
The immigrant population, particularly women, have been the most vulnerable group affected by unemployment caused by the economic crisis derived from covid-19.
Loneliness during lockdown: An epidemic within the covid-19 pandemic
Has covid-19 worsened feelings of loneliness? According to this study on over 55s in Andalusia, during lockdown feelings of loneliness increased from 47% to 56%, especially affecting women
Life dissatisfaction during the covid-19 pandemic in Spain
Poor health and job loss are the main factors associated with dissatisfaction with life during the covid-19 pandemic in Spain. Our analysis in this article.
Why we should be concerned about increased wealth inequality in Spain
Individuals in low-income households are increasingly more likely to have no wealth or have debt. Between 2002 and 2017, the share of individuals living in households that had debt increased from 3% to 9%.
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.
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.
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.
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.