Report

Analysis of social needs of children

Social Inclusion
Luis Ayala Cañón and Rosa Martínez López, Universidad Rey Juan Carlos y EQUALITAS;Olga Cantó Sánchez and Marina Romaguera de la Cruz, Universidad de Alcalá & EQUALITAS;Carolina Navarro Ruiz, UNED & EQUALITAS

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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Executive summary

Social Inclusion

For children, poverty often involves material deprivation and it is more chronic in nature than it was a decade ago.

Executive summary

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The situation in Spain

Social Inclusion

In Spain, prior to the covid-19 crisis, two out of every ten minors were already living in households suffering labour precarity: households where at least one member is working, but household income is below the poverty threshold.

The situation in Spain

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The situation in Europe

Social Inclusion

Analysis prior to covid-19 shows that 21% of minors in Spain lived in households that suffer from labour poverty, while the European average is lower (15%).

The situation in Europe

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Public polices

Social Inclusion

Expenditure on social protection assigned to “family and children” in Spain (1.3% of GDP) is extremely low in comparison with the European average, which is almost double (2%).

Public polices