Dossier

Youth unemployment and poverty: a structural problem?

Social Inclusion

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.

Article

Low education level, low labour force participation

Social Inclusion
Begoña Cueto, Professor of Applied Economics,
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.
Low education level, low labour force participation

Article

The challenge for the Youth Guarantee

Social Inclusion
Almudena Moreno, Professor of Sociology,
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.

The challenge for the Youth Guarantee

Interview

“Fair society, healthy lives”

Social Inclusion
Michael Marmot,
Director of the Institute of Health Equityof of the University College London (UCL)
Michael Marmot, director of the UCL Health Equities Institute, explains the mechanisms linking social inequality and poor health, as well as the policies that should be implemented to reduce both.
“Fair society, healthy lives”

Review

New ways of looking at poverty

Social Inclusion
Roger Senserrich,
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.
New ways of looking at poverty

Infodata

Young people and demographic trends

Social Inclusion
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 demographic trends

Infodata

Young people and family relationships

Social Inclusion
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 family relationships

Infodata

Young people and education

Social Inclusion
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 education

Infodata

Young people and the labour market

Social Inclusion
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 the labour market

Infodata

Young people and social inclusion

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 social inclusion

Infodata

Young people and participation

Social Inclusion
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 participation

Infodata

Young people and wellbeing

Social Inclusion
The level of satisfaction with life varies according to age groups. The younger population tends to show higher levels of satisfaction.
Young people and wellbeing

Best practices

Incorpora Programme

Social Inclusion
Rosa Suñol, director,
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.
Incorpora Programme