Article

The risks to babies’ health posed by planned early delivery for non-medical reasons

Science
Cristina Borra, Universidad de Sevilla; Libertad González, Universitat Pompeu Fabra; Almudena Sevilla, University College London

Planned early delivery for non-medical reasons may have negative consequences for babies’ health. The cancellation of Spain’s “baby cheque” made it possible to investigate the impact of this practice on infant health.     

The risks to babies’ health posed by planned early delivery for non-medical reasons

Interview

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

Culture
Sunil Iyengar, Office of Research & Analysis Director at the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA)

To what point does art contribute to social integration? Talking about access to culture under conditions of equality with Sunil Iyengar.

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

Article

Training for employed people: the need for expansion and improvement

Education
Andreu Lope, Autonomous University of Barcelona
Training workers is vital for improving their employability. However, since the economic crisis, investment in training has fallen by 50% in Spain and social agents barely participate in the definition of continuous training actions.  
Training for employed people: the need for expansion and improvement

Dossier

Families and Child Welfare

Social Inclusion
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.
Families and Child Welfare

Article

How are household chores divided in female breadwinner couples?

Social Inclusion
Joan Garcia Román, Centre for Demographic Studies (UAB); "la Caixa” Social Observatory Award for the best article in the field of Social Inclusion

When the number of female breadwinner couples increases, the division of household chores should be more equitable. Is this really true or do women continue to shoulder a greater workload?

How are household chores divided in female breadwinner couples?

Infodata

Situation of households and performance of students

Social Inclusion
We analyse the difference between the average scores in reading and mathematics for pupils according to their family income levels. Are we above or below neighbouring countries?
Situation of households and performance of students

Highlights

Reviews

Barometer

Barometer

Context Indicators

Using a series of basic indicators and synthetic indicators on social, demographic and economic issues, this section of the Social Observatory of “la Caixa” offers a view in figures of the social reality of Spain within the European and international context.

Context Indicators

Barometer

Social Inclusion Indicators

Social Inclusion

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.

Social Inclusion Indicators

Barometer

Education Indicators

Education

Where is education heading? In this section the Social Observatory of “la Caixa” presents a series of indicators are presented that are key to understanding the situation of education in our society. The majority have been built using data from international databases such as the European Social Survey (ESS) or the PISA Report, among others.

Education Indicators

Barometer

Science, Innovation and Environment Indicators

Science

Research is a potential driving force for promoting economic growth and social welfare. What is the relative effort in research that different countries make? What economic activities are related to that research? This set of indicators provides an introduction to the history of research and innovation in various countries.

Science, Innovation and Environment Indicators

Barometer

Culture Indicators

Culture

How is our country positioned in cultural questions? Understanding culture in its broadest form, the indicators presented by the Social Observatory of “la Caixa” in this section allow us to interpret how culture is interrelated, within a European context, with today’s social and economic reality.

Culture Indicators

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