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Involuntary and dependent self-employment in Spain

Social Inclusion
Raquel Carrasco, Universidad Carlos III de Madrid;Virginia Hernanz, Universidad de Alcalá

Involuntary self-employment in Spain (21.7% of self-employed people) exceeded the European average (16.9%) in 2017. This study indicates that involuntary self-employment is common among young people and people with a low educational level.

Involuntary and dependent self-employment in Spain

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Do fathers spend more time with their children than they used to?

Tomás Cano, Goethe-Universität Frankfurt and Universitat Pompeu Fabra

According to this study, in comparison with the year 2002, in 2010 there was an increase in the time that mothers, and even more so fathers, devoted to their children. Despite this, the gender gap persists.

Do fathers spend more time with their children than they used to?

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Why are there more early school leavers among migrant-background young people?

Education Social Inclusion
Silvia Carrasco, Jordi Pàmies, Laia Narciso and Angelina Sánchez, (EMIGRA – CER-Migracions, Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona)

What role must teachers play to combat early leaving from education and training of young people of foreign origin? This study shows that their support is key and that they must count on the necessary resources for guiding pupils.

Why are there more early school leavers among migrant-background young people?

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The transition to post-compulsory education among students of immigrant origin in Catalonia

Education Social Inclusion
Jordi Bayona-i-Carrasco, Serra Hunter Professor, Dep. Geography (Universitat de Barcelona) and CERCA;Andreu Domingo, CERCA

Some 23.5% of pupils of immigrant origin leave school in the transition between compulsory and post-compulsory education. We analyse the differences by pupils' migration status and sex.

The transition to post-compulsory education among students of immigrant origin in Catalonia

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Temporary work and self-employment have a negative impact on workers’ wellbeing

Social Inclusion
Maite Blázquez, Universidad Autónoma de Madrid, UAM;Ainhoa Herrarte, UAM;Ana Isabel Moro Egido, Universidad de Granada

Is the gig economy threatening workers’ wellbeing? The rise in temporary and self-employment, favoured by the digital platforms, seems to be affecting quality of life.

Temporary work and self-employment have a negative impact on workers’ wellbeing

Article

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. 

Presence of foreign footballers and its impact on attitudes to immigration

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