Article

Ageing in rural areas: an opportunity to change gender relations?

Social Inclusion
Begoña Elizalde-San Miguel, Public University of Navarra

Ageing and the care of elderly people in rural areas pose a challenge and an opportunity for change: with an ever older and increasingly male population, men will have to become more involved in the caregiver role, traditionally associated with women.

Ageing in rural areas: an opportunity to change gender relations?

Article

Public and private universities: evolution of productivity and impact of the crisis

Education
Eva M. de la Torre García, Autonomous University of Madrid; "la Caixa” Social Observatory Award for the best article in the field of Education

How has the economic crisis affected the productivity of universities? This article explains how public centres have reorganised their resources better than private centres and have shown greater efficiency.

Public and private universities: evolution of productivity and impact of the crisis

Article

Employment in Spain: still a long way off from the knowledge society

Social Inclusion
Ramón Alós Moner, Centre for Sociological Studies on Everyday Life and Work (QUIT) and Institute of Work Studies (IET), of the Autonomous University of Barcelona

A predominance of low-added value employment, lack of investment in innovation and precarious conditions for workers are distancing Spain from the knowledge economy. How can this situation be corrected?

Employment in Spain: still a long way off from the knowledge society

Article

Economic crisis and social classes: everyone loses out, especially poorer people

Social Inclusion
Olga Salido, senior lecturer in Sociology at the Complutense University of Madrid

Although the economic crisis has produced a generalised impoverishment of the different population segments in our country, the impact has been much greater among the poorer classes.

Economic crisis and social classes: everyone loses out, especially poorer people

Interview

«If we are capable of living healthily, living more years does not mean more dependency»

Science
María Blasco, Director of the National Centre for Oncological Research (CNIO)

María Blasco, director of Spain's National Centre for Oncological Research,  shares with the  Social Observatory of "la Caixa" her view on how to extend healthy life years and the possible consequences in society.

«If we are capable of living healthily, living more years does not mean more dependency»

Infodata

In what type of households do elderly people live?

Social Inclusion
What are the most common living arrangements for elderly people? In Spain, the percentage of those living alone or with their partner is lower in comparison with our peer countries.
In what type of households do elderly people live?

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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

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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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4th Call for Applications Projects for Reflection Palau Macaya

The next Call for Applications is open for Projects for Reflection, Debate and Methodology. Applications can be presented from 12 September to 12 November. Consult the terms and conditions here.

4th Call for Applications Projects for Reflection Palau Macaya