Youth unemployment and poverty: a structural problem?
The relationship between young people and the labour market is the central theme of this second Dossier from the “la Caixa” Social Observatory. The effect of the economic crisis on youth unemployment in the countries in our area will be a key factor to take into account when profiling the welfare states of tomorrow.
Low education level, low labour force participation
University of Oviedo
The economic crisis has affected the labour market for young people in Spain, especially for those with a low level of education. This situation needs to be reverted to avoid many under-30s ultimately suffering from exclusion.
The challenge for the Youth Guarantee
University of Valladolid
Numerous diagnoses exist relating to the increase in youth unemployment caused by the economic crisis. The article reflects on the effectiveness of policies generated according to these diagnoses and, especially, on the European Recommendation of the Youth Guarantee.
Fair society, healthy lives
Director of the Institute of Health Equityof of the University College London (UCL)
Michael Marmot, director de Instituto de Equidad y Salud del University College London, explica los mecanismos que vinculan la desigualdad social con una mala salud, así como las políticas que deberían ponerse en marcha para reducirlas.
New ways of looking at poverty
Director of Communications at Connecticut Voices for Children
What do people living in poverty experience and what policies could help them? These two books aim to answer these two questions from opposing perspectives. Economics of Poverty adopts a theoretical and global focus, while Scarcity approaches the subject empirically and looks at specific cases.
Young people and demographic trends
What percentage of the total represents the child and youth population? In the year 2015, a third of the Spanish population was aged below 30 years.
Young people and family relationships
How has the economic situation changed between 2005 and 2015 for young people who live with their parents? Young men leave the parental home nearly two years later than young women.
Young people and education
What is the education level reached by young people aged between 25 and 34 years? In comparison with other countries, there is a high proportion of young adults with basic and tertiary education.
Young people and the labour market
Youth unemployment in Spain is of a structural nature, accentuated in recent years by the economic crisis. In the last two decades, youth unemployment has practically doubled general unemployment.
Young people and social inclusion
What is the impact of poverty and social exclusion on young people? This infographic shows social exclusion rates by age group and the different problem issues linked to youth unemployment.
Young people and participation
What is the implication of young people in political activities and volunteering? In 2015, one in every ten young people took part in volunteering activities through an organisation.
Young people and wellbeing
The level of satisfaction with life varies according to age groups. The younger population tends to show higher levels of satisfaction.
Instituto Avedis Donabedian – UAB
How can the occupational integration of people in a situation of or at risk of social exclusion be promoted? Rosa Suñol, director of the Avedis Donabedian Institute, explains the situation in Spain and the solutions that are being applied.