Understanding immigration to coexist in the future

Understanding immigration to coexist in the future

Carlos Ochando Claramunt, Director of the Master’s Degree in Economic Policies and Public Economics Department of Applied Economics, Universitat de València

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Whom do we trust?

Does ethnic discrimination exist in the second-hand market online? This study analyses its presence in transactions between buyers and sellers in Spain.

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Remedial education for primary-school children: a useful measure for immigrant pupils?

Do remedial education programmes aimed at students from underprivileged groups work? This study shows that they only manage to benefit immigrant pupils if the proportion of them in the school group does not exceed 50%.

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The presence of immigrants in local politics is well below their demographic weight in Spanish society

Do municipal councils in Spain reflect the diversity of origins of the population? We analyse access to local politics for immigrants and whether differences exist between the different foreign groups.

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What to do with young, unaccompanied refugees who at the age of 18 have their state tutelage removed? In Belgium, they voted for a comprehensive individualised accompaniment and support from young native people with whom they are co-housed.

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Neighbourhood Mothers

Through the training of immigrant mothers, so that they can act as “neighbourhood mothers”, this action, carried out in Denmark, is successful in transmitting to women from ethnic minorities their rights and obligations in the host country.

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Paid and unpaid work: the pandemic intensifies the phenomenon of double shift among women

Paid and unpaid work: the pandemic intensifies the phenomenon of double shift among women

Social Inclusion

According to this study, the gender gap in total hours of work, paid and unpaid, has increased to 16 hours during the pandemic.

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Regularising the situation of the immigrant population does not result in a “call ef-fect”

Regularising the situation of the immigrant population does not result in a “call ef-fect”

Social Inclusion

What were the consequences of the regularisation, in 2005, of 600,000 non-EU immigrants who were working in Spain? This study reveals that it did not lead to any “call effect”, but did lead to increased tax revenues.

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Disproportionate housing costs

Disproportionate housing costs

Social Inclusion

Some 30.4% of people of foreign origin live in households in which their housing costs exceed 40% of their disposable income.

Science and the future

Science and the future

Why uncertainty and doubt should be embraced, not feared.

Tessa Dunlop, Institute of Environmental Science and Technology - Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona (ICTA-UAB)

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The presence of immigrants in local politics is well below their demographic weight in Spanish society

Do municipal councils in Spain reflect the diversity of origins of the population? We analyse access to local politics for immigrants and whether differences exist between the different foreign groups.

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Participation in volunteer activities and active citizenship

To what point do elderly people participate in political activities? Some 6.5% of men and 4.3% of women aged between 65 and 74 years in our country participate actively in politics.

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Public investment in elderly people

What percentage of public spending is allocated to elderly people? The tendency in European countries has been to increase the weight of the resources allocated to this group.

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“You must not measure everybody using the same set of criteria”

Paul Wouters, director of the Centre for Science and Technology Studies at the University of Leiden, talks with the Social Observatory of “la Caixa” about new tendencies in research evaluation.

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Percentage of the population that took at least one training course related with culture in the last year

How many people participate in complementary training courses linked to culture? In 2015, 5.9% of the Spanish population underwent some training of this type.

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From Moderate to Hyperconnected Users: Six Smartphone Use Profiles and Their Impact on Personal Well-being

From Moderate to Hyperconnected Users: Six Smartphone Use Profiles and Their Impact on Personal Well-being

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What use are young Spaniards making of mobile phones? This study indicates that 19% are hyperconnected, showing difficulties in controlling the use of this technology.

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Can algorithms expose tax fraud?

Can algorithms expose tax fraud?

Science

Things are becoming increasingly difficult for tax evaders, with the new big data and artificial intelligence techniques that detect hidden wealth, the abuse of aggressive tax engineering and money laundering.

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How can we improve support in Spain for public policies proposing to fight climate change?

How can we improve support in Spain for public policies proposing to fight climate change?

Science

Climate change is a concern worldwide, but what influences support for climate change policies? According to this study, the determining factor is the perceived effectiveness of each measure.

The high price of inequality: lessons on the costs and consequences of child poverty in advanced societies

The high price of inequality: lessons on the costs and consequences of child poverty in advanced societies

Alejandro Arias Lera, an analyst at the Spanish Government’s High Commissioner’s Ouice for the fight against child poverty

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Early leavers from education and training reflect social inequalities

What factors increase the likelihood of students dropping out? Poor grades are not the only indicator of early drop-out.

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Inequality in income distribution

Between the years 2007 and 2017, inequality in Spain increased, with a Gini Coeficient (not including social transfers) that has increased in value from 45 to 50

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Households with very low work intensity and dependent children, greater risk of poverty and social exclusion

Some 79.3% of households with children and with very low work intensity were at risk of poverty in 2017. Does this figure exceed the European average?

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Social transfers targeting children: the best way to fight child poverty?

In Spain barely 3.3% of the total of social transfers in the year 2016 targeted children, against the European average of 9%. However, this study shows that it is the most effective way of eradicating poverty.

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CaixaProinfancia Programme

The CaixaProinfancia programme supports families in a situation of poverty with academic reinforcement, grants for food and hygiene, leisure, psychotherapeutic care and family educational support.

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Paid and unpaid work: the pandemic intensifies the phenomenon of double shift among women

Paid and unpaid work: the pandemic intensifies the phenomenon of double shift among women

Social Inclusion

According to this study, the gender gap in total hours of work, paid and unpaid, has increased to 16 hours during the pandemic.

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Regularising the situation of the immigrant population does not result in a “call ef-fect”

Regularising the situation of the immigrant population does not result in a “call ef-fect”

Social Inclusion

What were the consequences of the regularisation, in 2005, of 600,000 non-EU immigrants who were working in Spain? This study reveals that it did not lead to any “call effect”, but did lead to increased tax revenues.

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Disproportionate housing costs

Disproportionate housing costs

Social Inclusion

Some 30.4% of people of foreign origin live in households in which their housing costs exceed 40% of their disposable income.

The challenges of long-term care for the elderly in Europe

The challenges of long-term care for the elderly in Europe

Gloria Fernández-Mayoralas, Group for Research in Ageing – Spanish National Research Council Institute of Economics, Geography and Demographics, Madrid.

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Do we have quality education? In this report we analyse three fundamental dimensions: access to sufficient educational level, obtaining of adequate knowledge to contribute to economic and social development, and degree of inclusion of the education system.

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Demographic determinants

Population changes can occur due to variations in the population caused by natural changes and migratory movements.

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Households with very low work intensity and dependent children, greater risk of poverty and social exclusion

Some 79.3% of households with children and with very low work intensity were at risk of poverty in 2017. Does this figure exceed the European average?

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Social transfers targeting children: the best way to fight child poverty?

In Spain barely 3.3% of the total of social transfers in the year 2016 targeted children, against the European average of 9%. However, this study shows that it is the most effective way of eradicating poverty.

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CaixaProinfancia Programme

The CaixaProinfancia programme supports families in a situation of poverty with academic reinforcement, grants for food and hygiene, leisure, psychotherapeutic care and family educational support.

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Paid and unpaid work: the pandemic intensifies the phenomenon of double shift among women

Paid and unpaid work: the pandemic intensifies the phenomenon of double shift among women

Social Inclusion

According to this study, the gender gap in total hours of work, paid and unpaid, has increased to 16 hours during the pandemic.

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Regularising the situation of the immigrant population does not result in a “call ef-fect”

Regularising the situation of the immigrant population does not result in a “call ef-fect”

Social Inclusion

What were the consequences of the regularisation, in 2005, of 600,000 non-EU immigrants who were working in Spain? This study reveals that it did not lead to any “call effect”, but did lead to increased tax revenues.

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Disproportionate housing costs

Disproportionate housing costs

Social Inclusion

Some 30.4% of people of foreign origin live in households in which their housing costs exceed 40% of their disposable income.

Inequality in a converging world

Inequality in a converging world

Luis Guirola, PhD student in Political Science at Duke University

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Early leavers from education and training reflect social inequalities

What factors increase the likelihood of students dropping out? Poor grades are not the only indicator of early drop-out.

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Between the years 2007 and 2017, inequality in Spain increased, with a Gini Coeficient (not including social transfers) that has increased in value from 45 to 50

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Households with very low work intensity and dependent children, greater risk of poverty and social exclusion

Some 79.3% of households with children and with very low work intensity were at risk of poverty in 2017. Does this figure exceed the European average?

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Social transfers targeting children: the best way to fight child poverty?

In Spain barely 3.3% of the total of social transfers in the year 2016 targeted children, against the European average of 9%. However, this study shows that it is the most effective way of eradicating poverty.

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CaixaProinfancia Programme

The CaixaProinfancia programme supports families in a situation of poverty with academic reinforcement, grants for food and hygiene, leisure, psychotherapeutic care and family educational support.

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Paid and unpaid work: the pandemic intensifies the phenomenon of double shift among women

Paid and unpaid work: the pandemic intensifies the phenomenon of double shift among women

Social Inclusion

According to this study, the gender gap in total hours of work, paid and unpaid, has increased to 16 hours during the pandemic.

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Regularising the situation of the immigrant population does not result in a “call ef-fect”

Regularising the situation of the immigrant population does not result in a “call ef-fect”

Social Inclusion

What were the consequences of the regularisation, in 2005, of 600,000 non-EU immigrants who were working in Spain? This study reveals that it did not lead to any “call effect”, but did lead to increased tax revenues.

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Disproportionate housing costs

Disproportionate housing costs

Social Inclusion

Some 30.4% of people of foreign origin live in households in which their housing costs exceed 40% of their disposable income.

New ways of looking at poverty

New ways of looking at poverty

Roger Senserrich,
Director of Communications at Connecticut Voices for Children

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Early leavers from education and training reflect social inequalities

What factors increase the likelihood of students dropping out? Poor grades are not the only indicator of early drop-out.

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Between the years 2007 and 2017, inequality in Spain increased, with a Gini Coeficient (not including social transfers) that has increased in value from 45 to 50

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Households with very low work intensity and dependent children, greater risk of poverty and social exclusion

Some 79.3% of households with children and with very low work intensity were at risk of poverty in 2017. Does this figure exceed the European average?

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Social transfers targeting children: the best way to fight child poverty?

In Spain barely 3.3% of the total of social transfers in the year 2016 targeted children, against the European average of 9%. However, this study shows that it is the most effective way of eradicating poverty.

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CaixaProinfancia Programme

The CaixaProinfancia programme supports families in a situation of poverty with academic reinforcement, grants for food and hygiene, leisure, psychotherapeutic care and family educational support.

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Paid and unpaid work: the pandemic intensifies the phenomenon of double shift among women

Paid and unpaid work: the pandemic intensifies the phenomenon of double shift among women

Social Inclusion

According to this study, the gender gap in total hours of work, paid and unpaid, has increased to 16 hours during the pandemic.

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Regularising the situation of the immigrant population does not result in a “call ef-fect”

Regularising the situation of the immigrant population does not result in a “call ef-fect”

Social Inclusion

What were the consequences of the regularisation, in 2005, of 600,000 non-EU immigrants who were working in Spain? This study reveals that it did not lead to any “call effect”, but did lead to increased tax revenues.

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Disproportionate housing costs

Disproportionate housing costs

Social Inclusion

Some 30.4% of people of foreign origin live in households in which their housing costs exceed 40% of their disposable income.

Actions against inequality for improving children's social opportunities

Actions against inequality for improving children's social opportunities

Dr. Michael Pratt, Psychology Department, Wilfrid Laurier University, Waterloo, Ontario

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What factors increase the likelihood of students dropping out? Poor grades are not the only indicator of early drop-out.

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Do we have quality education? In this report we analyse three fundamental dimensions: access to sufficient educational level, obtaining of adequate knowledge to contribute to economic and social development, and degree of inclusion of the education system.

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Inequality in income distribution

Between the years 2007 and 2017, inequality in Spain increased, with a Gini Coeficient (not including social transfers) that has increased in value from 45 to 50

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Households with very low work intensity and dependent children, greater risk of poverty and social exclusion

Some 79.3% of households with children and with very low work intensity were at risk of poverty in 2017. Does this figure exceed the European average?

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Social transfers targeting children: the best way to fight child poverty?

In Spain barely 3.3% of the total of social transfers in the year 2016 targeted children, against the European average of 9%. However, this study shows that it is the most effective way of eradicating poverty.

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Does working while studying influence graduate employability?

Does working while studying influence graduate employability?

Is it possible to secure better employment by working prior to obtaining a university qualification? This analysis shows that it is, but only if the job is related to the degree’s content.

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

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

Social Inclusion Education

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.

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The new generation of digital technologies in Spain

The new generation of digital technologies in Spain

Social Inclusion Education

Will new-generation technologies substitute the most routine jobs? Discover the impact of automation on the world of work.

Changing the Conversation about Inequality

Changing the Conversation about Inequality

Pablo Beramendi, Duke University

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Why we should be concerned about increased wealth inequality in Spain

Individuals in low-income households are increasingly more likely to have no wealth or have debt. Between 2002 and 2017, the share of individuals living in households that had debt increased from 3% to 9%.

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Why do we pay (or not pay) the taxes established by law?

What personal factors determine the decision to evade taxes? This article shows that over half of the Spanish population shows little inclination towards fraud.

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Early leavers from education and training reflect social inequalities

What factors increase the likelihood of students dropping out? Poor grades are not the only indicator of early drop-out.

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The presence of immigrants in local politics is well below their demographic weight in Spanish society

Do municipal councils in Spain reflect the diversity of origins of the population? We analyse access to local politics for immigrants and whether differences exist between the different foreign groups.

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Education

Do we have quality education? In this report we analyse three fundamental dimensions: access to sufficient educational level, obtaining of adequate knowledge to contribute to economic and social development, and degree of inclusion of the education system.

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Paid and unpaid work: the pandemic intensifies the phenomenon of double shift among women

Paid and unpaid work: the pandemic intensifies the phenomenon of double shift among women

Social Inclusion

According to this study, the gender gap in total hours of work, paid and unpaid, has increased to 16 hours during the pandemic.

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Regularising the situation of the immigrant population does not result in a “call ef-fect”

Regularising the situation of the immigrant population does not result in a “call ef-fect”

Social Inclusion

What were the consequences of the regularisation, in 2005, of 600,000 non-EU immigrants who were working in Spain? This study reveals that it did not lead to any “call effect”, but did lead to increased tax revenues.

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Disproportionate housing costs

Disproportionate housing costs

Social Inclusion

Some 30.4% of people of foreign origin live in households in which their housing costs exceed 40% of their disposable income.

Inequality: The Costs to Families

Inequality: The Costs to Families

Frances Goldscheider, University Professor of Sociology, emerita, Brown University

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Frances Goldscheider , University Professor of Sociology, emerita, Brown University

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Early leavers from education and training reflect social inequalities

What factors increase the likelihood of students dropping out? Poor grades are not the only indicator of early drop-out.

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Between the years 2007 and 2017, inequality in Spain increased, with a Gini Coeficient (not including social transfers) that has increased in value from 45 to 50

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Households with very low work intensity and dependent children, greater risk of poverty and social exclusion

Some 79.3% of households with children and with very low work intensity were at risk of poverty in 2017. Does this figure exceed the European average?

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Social transfers targeting children: the best way to fight child poverty?

In Spain barely 3.3% of the total of social transfers in the year 2016 targeted children, against the European average of 9%. However, this study shows that it is the most effective way of eradicating poverty.

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The CaixaProinfancia programme supports families in a situation of poverty with academic reinforcement, grants for food and hygiene, leisure, psychotherapeutic care and family educational support.

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Paid and unpaid work: the pandemic intensifies the phenomenon of double shift among women

Paid and unpaid work: the pandemic intensifies the phenomenon of double shift among women

Social Inclusion

According to this study, the gender gap in total hours of work, paid and unpaid, has increased to 16 hours during the pandemic.

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Regularising the situation of the immigrant population does not result in a “call ef-fect”

Regularising the situation of the immigrant population does not result in a “call ef-fect”

Social Inclusion

What were the consequences of the regularisation, in 2005, of 600,000 non-EU immigrants who were working in Spain? This study reveals that it did not lead to any “call effect”, but did lead to increased tax revenues.

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Disproportionate housing costs

Disproportionate housing costs

Social Inclusion

Some 30.4% of people of foreign origin live in households in which their housing costs exceed 40% of their disposable income.

The arts and the advancement of the economy and society

The arts and the advancement of the economy and society

David Throsby, Professor of Economics, Macquarie University, Australia

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Why we should be concerned about increased wealth inequality in Spain

Individuals in low-income households are increasingly more likely to have no wealth or have debt. Between 2002 and 2017, the share of individuals living in households that had debt increased from 3% to 9%.

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Why do we pay (or not pay) the taxes established by law?

What personal factors determine the decision to evade taxes? This article shows that over half of the Spanish population shows little inclination towards fraud.

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Inequality in income distribution

Between the years 2007 and 2017, inequality in Spain increased, with a Gini Coeficient (not including social transfers) that has increased in value from 45 to 50

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Level of economic development

The GDP in purchasing power standards allows a more exact comparison of the level of economic development between countries. In 2017, the GDP per inhabitant in Purchasing Power Standards remained at 92% of the European average, unchanged from the previous year

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Why are there fewer women in manual occupations?

Two out of every three workers in manual occupations are men, and women continue to be a minority in occupations such as construction, and industry. What factors influence segregation by gender in the labour market?

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Challenges faced by high culture to attract new audiences in the digital arena

Challenges faced by high culture to attract new audiences in the digital arena

Culture

Theatre, opera, classical music, dance… Can digital consumption be an opportunity to attract new audiences to so-called high culture?

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New forms of cultural participation

New forms of cultural participation

Culture

Income level influences habits in cultural participation online. What happens in our peer countries?

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Economic activity generated in the cultural sector

Economic activity generated in the cultural sector

Culture

What is the impact of cultural activity on the economy? In 2014, services companies in Spain working in the cultural activity sector represented 3.73% of the total economy.

Housing: from fundamental principles to policies

Housing: from fundamental principles to policies

Monstserrat Pareja-Eastaway, director of the Master’s Degree in Cultural Management at the University of Barcelona

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Does knowing the scientific evidence help to dispel unfounded beliefs?

A majority belief exists that setting a maximum limit for rental prices would help more people to access housing, but what do the studies say? We analyse whether having access to information changes people’s opinions.

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Housing

What social challenges does decent housing represent in Spain? This report analyses three challenges in this field: access, conditions and energy needs.

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Why are young people unable to access home ownership?

Employment precarity is an obstacle to accessing home ownership for young people. Rental, which is more expensive, or family solidarity are the main alternatives for setting up a home.

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Housing: right or commodity?

The seventh Dossier from the Social Observatory of ”la Caixa” focuses on the residential insecurity faced by society’s most vulnerable groups, and access to housing for young people.

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Difficulties in access to housing

In 2017, some 42.1% of people devoted more than 40% of their disposable income to paying the rent. What does this mean in the European context?

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Paid and unpaid work: the pandemic intensifies the phenomenon of double shift among women

Paid and unpaid work: the pandemic intensifies the phenomenon of double shift among women

Social Inclusion

According to this study, the gender gap in total hours of work, paid and unpaid, has increased to 16 hours during the pandemic.

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Regularising the situation of the immigrant population does not result in a “call ef-fect”

Regularising the situation of the immigrant population does not result in a “call ef-fect”

Social Inclusion

What were the consequences of the regularisation, in 2005, of 600,000 non-EU immigrants who were working in Spain? This study reveals that it did not lead to any “call effect”, but did lead to increased tax revenues.

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Disproportionate housing costs

Disproportionate housing costs

Social Inclusion

Some 30.4% of people of foreign origin live in households in which their housing costs exceed 40% of their disposable income.

The dismal science of parenting

The dismal science of parenting

Lucy Delap, University of Cambridge

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Are policies designed to prevent early school leaving working in Spain?

Is the Learning and Performance Improvement Programme (PMAR) effective for the prevention of early school leaving? According to this study, participating in the PMAR increases the probability of obtaining an ESO qualification by 12%.

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Education

Do we have quality education? In this report we analyse three fundamental dimensions: access to sufficient educational level, obtaining of adequate knowledge to contribute to economic and social development, and degree of inclusion of the education system.

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Households with very low work intensity and dependent children, greater risk of poverty and social exclusion

Some 79.3% of households with children and with very low work intensity were at risk of poverty in 2017. Does this figure exceed the European average?

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Social transfers targeting children: the best way to fight child poverty?

In Spain barely 3.3% of the total of social transfers in the year 2016 targeted children, against the European average of 9%. However, this study shows that it is the most effective way of eradicating poverty.

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The CaixaProinfancia programme supports families in a situation of poverty with academic reinforcement, grants for food and hygiene, leisure, psychotherapeutic care and family educational support.

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Overeducated and unhappy? Evaluation of the consequences of overeducation

Overeducated and unhappy? Evaluation of the consequences of overeducation

Education

In Spain, 20% of workers are overeducated for the job functions that they perform. This study analyses how this situation reduces satisfaction in the employment sphere.

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

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

Education

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.

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

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

Education

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.

Towards More Inclusive Education: From Multiple Intelligences to a Passion for Learning

Towards More Inclusive Education: From Multiple Intelligences to a Passion for Learning

Marta Seiz, Spanish National Research Council

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Early leavers from education and training reflect social inequalities

What factors increase the likelihood of students dropping out? Poor grades are not the only indicator of early drop-out.

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Remedial education for primary-school children: a useful measure for immigrant pupils?

Do remedial education programmes aimed at students from underprivileged groups work? This study shows that they only manage to benefit immigrant pupils if the proportion of them in the school group does not exceed 50%.

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Are policies designed to prevent early school leaving working in Spain?

Is the Learning and Performance Improvement Programme (PMAR) effective for the prevention of early school leaving? According to this study, participating in the PMAR increases the probability of obtaining an ESO qualification by 12%.

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Education

Do we have quality education? In this report we analyse three fundamental dimensions: access to sufficient educational level, obtaining of adequate knowledge to contribute to economic and social development, and degree of inclusion of the education system.

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Inequality in income distribution

Between the years 2007 and 2017, inequality in Spain increased, with a Gini Coeficient (not including social transfers) that has increased in value from 45 to 50

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Overeducated and unhappy? Evaluation of the consequences of overeducation

Overeducated and unhappy? Evaluation of the consequences of overeducation

Education

In Spain, 20% of workers are overeducated for the job functions that they perform. This study analyses how this situation reduces satisfaction in the employment sphere.

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

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

Education

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.

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

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

Education

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.

Arriving in Rural Village Communities, Staying There or Leaving

Arriving in Rural Village Communities, Staying There or Leaving

Women and Foreign Immigration in the Perpetuation of Agrarian Economies and Rural Societies

Montserrat Soronellas Masdeu, Rovira i Virgili University

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Why we should be concerned about increased wealth inequality in Spain

Individuals in low-income households are increasingly more likely to have no wealth or have debt. Between 2002 and 2017, the share of individuals living in households that had debt increased from 3% to 9%.

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Why do we pay (or not pay) the taxes established by law?

What personal factors determine the decision to evade taxes? This article shows that over half of the Spanish population shows little inclination towards fraud.

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Early leavers from education and training reflect social inequalities

What factors increase the likelihood of students dropping out? Poor grades are not the only indicator of early drop-out.

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Whom do we trust?

Does ethnic discrimination exist in the second-hand market online? This study analyses its presence in transactions between buyers and sellers in Spain.

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Remedial education for primary-school children: a useful measure for immigrant pupils?

Do remedial education programmes aimed at students from underprivileged groups work? This study shows that they only manage to benefit immigrant pupils if the proportion of them in the school group does not exceed 50%.

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Paid and unpaid work: the pandemic intensifies the phenomenon of double shift among women

Paid and unpaid work: the pandemic intensifies the phenomenon of double shift among women

Social Inclusion

According to this study, the gender gap in total hours of work, paid and unpaid, has increased to 16 hours during the pandemic.

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Regularising the situation of the immigrant population does not result in a “call ef-fect”

Regularising the situation of the immigrant population does not result in a “call ef-fect”

Social Inclusion

What were the consequences of the regularisation, in 2005, of 600,000 non-EU immigrants who were working in Spain? This study reveals that it did not lead to any “call effect”, but did lead to increased tax revenues.

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Disproportionate housing costs

Disproportionate housing costs

Social Inclusion

Some 30.4% of people of foreign origin live in households in which their housing costs exceed 40% of their disposable income.

Perspectives on cultural participation in Europe

Perspectives on cultural participation in Europe

Antonio Ariño Villarroya, University of Valencia

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"When at-risk youths come into contact with the arts, their academic achievement and their civic and social engagement improve"

To what point does art contribute to social integration? Talking about access to culture under conditions of equality with Sunil Iyengar.

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“Culture belongs to the upper classes. It is hard to attract families with lower education levels”

How can the cultural consumption of the new generations, particularly that of families with lower educational levels, be increased? Françoise Benhamou provides some key points in this interview.

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Percentage of children aged below 6 years that are at risk of poverty

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Public investment in elderly people

What percentage of public spending is allocated to elderly people? The tendency in European countries has been to increase the weight of the resources allocated to this group.

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Public investment in culture

How much do countries invest in culture? In the last decade, the governmental authorities in Spain have reduced the funding of cultural services.

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Challenges faced by high culture to attract new audiences in the digital arena

Challenges faced by high culture to attract new audiences in the digital arena

Culture

Theatre, opera, classical music, dance… Can digital consumption be an opportunity to attract new audiences to so-called high culture?

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New forms of cultural participation

New forms of cultural participation

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Income level influences habits in cultural participation online. What happens in our peer countries?

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The arts and the advancement of the economy and society

The arts and the advancement of the economy and society

Culture

What relationship exists between art and economics? We present two books that study the importance of creativity and innovation in the arts, as well as how art contributes to economic development.

The State and the Innovation Effort

The State and the Innovation Effort

– What role should the public sector play?

Melanie Smallman, University College, London

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Why we should be concerned about increased wealth inequality in Spain

Individuals in low-income households are increasingly more likely to have no wealth or have debt. Between 2002 and 2017, the share of individuals living in households that had debt increased from 3% to 9%.

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Why do we pay (or not pay) the taxes established by law?

What personal factors determine the decision to evade taxes? This article shows that over half of the Spanish population shows little inclination towards fraud.

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The presence of immigrants in local politics is well below their demographic weight in Spanish society

Do municipal councils in Spain reflect the diversity of origins of the population? We analyse access to local politics for immigrants and whether differences exist between the different foreign groups.

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Inequality in income distribution

Between the years 2007 and 2017, inequality in Spain increased, with a Gini Coeficient (not including social transfers) that has increased in value from 45 to 50

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Level of economic development

The GDP in purchasing power standards allows a more exact comparison of the level of economic development between countries. In 2017, the GDP per inhabitant in Purchasing Power Standards remained at 92% of the European average, unchanged from the previous year

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From Moderate to Hyperconnected Users: Six Smartphone Use Profiles and Their Impact on Personal Well-being

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What use are young Spaniards making of mobile phones? This study indicates that 19% are hyperconnected, showing difficulties in controlling the use of this technology.

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Can algorithms expose tax fraud?

Can algorithms expose tax fraud?

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Things are becoming increasingly difficult for tax evaders, with the new big data and artificial intelligence techniques that detect hidden wealth, the abuse of aggressive tax engineering and money laundering.

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How can we improve support in Spain for public policies proposing to fight climate change?

How can we improve support in Spain for public policies proposing to fight climate change?

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Climate change is a concern worldwide, but what influences support for climate change policies? According to this study, the determining factor is the perceived effectiveness of each measure.

Between complacency and a self-defeating dream

Between complacency and a self-defeating dream

Ruth Towse, Bournemouth University, United Kingdom

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Why do we pay (or not pay) the taxes established by law?

What personal factors determine the decision to evade taxes? This article shows that over half of the Spanish population shows little inclination towards fraud.

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Early leavers from education and training reflect social inequalities

What factors increase the likelihood of students dropping out? Poor grades are not the only indicator of early drop-out.

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Gambling addiction in adolescence: betting, technologies and drug use

According to this study, the most popular form of gambling among teenagers is sports betting, and there is a higher level of online gambling addiction among boys.

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Remedial education for primary-school children: a useful measure for immigrant pupils?

Do remedial education programmes aimed at students from underprivileged groups work? This study shows that they only manage to benefit immigrant pupils if the proportion of them in the school group does not exceed 50%.

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Challenges faced by high culture to attract new audiences in the digital arena

Challenges faced by high culture to attract new audiences in the digital arena

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Theatre, opera, classical music, dance… Can digital consumption be an opportunity to attract new audiences to so-called high culture?

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New forms of cultural participation

New forms of cultural participation

Culture

Income level influences habits in cultural participation online. What happens in our peer countries?

Review

The arts and the advancement of the economy and society

The arts and the advancement of the economy and society

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What relationship exists between art and economics? We present two books that study the importance of creativity and innovation in the arts, as well as how art contributes to economic development.

The psychosociology of climate change

The psychosociology of climate change

Christian Oltra, Centre for Energy, Environment and Technology Research (CIEMAT) and Universitat de Barcelona.

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Environment and employment: is there a prize for clean play?

The Social Observatory of “la Caixa” wonders whether it is possible to combine concern for the environment with economic growth. This study, one of the first in its field, shows a positive link between eco-innovation and the creation of employment, even in periods of recession.

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The challenge of climate change

How has the Earth’s average temperature evolved since 1880? The years 2014, 2015, 2016 and 2017 were the hottest on record.

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Chemical pollution does not just have an impact on human health; it also has an impact on our econom

What diseases are caused by the pollutants that we release into the environment? Why do they affect children most? What repercussion do these illnesses have on health and the economy? We interview Leonardo Trasande, professor at New York University and an expert on the subject.

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Climate Change and Human Rights

John Knox, United Nations Special Rapporteur on human rights and the environment, explains how climate change is endangering the right to life, health, water, food, housing, development and self-determination.

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A Snapshot of Energy Poverty

Energy poverty is a growing phenomenon since the beginning of the crisis in 2008 and the highest incidence is found in certain socioeconomic groups. What are the consequences of this reality? What structural measures would be needed to tackle this problem?

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From Moderate to Hyperconnected Users: Six Smartphone Use Profiles and Their Impact on Personal Well-being

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What use are young Spaniards making of mobile phones? This study indicates that 19% are hyperconnected, showing difficulties in controlling the use of this technology.

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Can algorithms expose tax fraud?

Can algorithms expose tax fraud?

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Things are becoming increasingly difficult for tax evaders, with the new big data and artificial intelligence techniques that detect hidden wealth, the abuse of aggressive tax engineering and money laundering.

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How can we improve support in Spain for public policies proposing to fight climate change?

How can we improve support in Spain for public policies proposing to fight climate change?

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Climate change is a concern worldwide, but what influences support for climate change policies? According to this study, the determining factor is the perceived effectiveness of each measure.