Social Observatory of "la Caixa" Awards

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The jury's decision

This competition is intended to recognise informative articles of scientific quality in the field of the social sciences in order to support young researchers.

The jury of the Social Observatory of ”la Caixa” Awards in memory of Dr Rogel·li Duocastella, composed of Antonio Ariño, María Begoña Cueto, Alfonso Echazarra, Aina Gallego, María Fernández Mellizo-Soto, Paloma Miravitlles and Juan Prieto, hereby issues the following verdicts:

Award for the best article in the Social Inclusion field:
The division of gender roles in female breadwinner couples in the United States and Spain, by Joan García-Román, doctor in Demographics from the Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona.

Award for the best article in the Education field:
Are Spanish public universities less efficient than private universities?, by Eva M. de la Torre García, a doctor in Economics who qualified at the Universidad Autónoma de Madrid.

Award for the best article in the Science field:
Urban greening: towards healthier and more resilient cities?, by Francesc Baró, a doctor in Environmental Sciences who qualified at the Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona.

Award for the best article in the Culture field:
No award made.


The aim of the Awards organised by the “la Caixa” Banking Foundation is to disseminate scientific knowledge that has been developed in recent times around the four spheres of action of the Social Observatory of “la Caixa”: social inclusion, education, science and culture.

The prize-winning articles will be published on the website of the “la Caixa” Social Observatory.

The “la Caixa” Foundation would like to express its thanks to all those who have participated in the competition.


Antonio Ariño (Universidad de Valencia)
María Begoña Cueto (Universidad de Oviedo)
Alfonso Echazarra (OECD)
Aina Gallego (Institut Barcelona d'Estudis Internacionals, IBEI)
María Fernández Mellizo-Soto (Universidad Complutense de Madrid)
Paloma Miravitlles (Universidad de Barcelona)
Juan Prieto (Universidad de Oviedo)
Barcelona, 24 January 2018


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