Dossier

Housing: right or commodity?

Social Inclusion

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.

Article

Does more renting mean greater insecurity?

Social Inclusion
Juan A. Módenes, Centre for Demographic Studies, Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona; Adaptation: Núria Vallès Peris
Access to housing through renting is increasing in Spain although it is the least secure form of housing tenure on an economic, contractual and legal basis. We analyse which groups are the most affected.
Does more renting mean greater insecurity?

Article

How do young people access housing?

Social Inclusion
Aitana Alguacil Denche, sociologist; Adapted by Núria Vallès-Peris
We evaluate the difficulties faced by young people in accessing an own home and what demographic effects this situation has.
How do young people access housing?

Interview

“Living in a bad neighbourhood and poor-quality housing makes progress very difficult”

Social Inclusion
Sorcha Edwards, Secretary General of Housing Europe
Poor housing conditions have repercussions on the health and progress of citizens. Sorcha Edwards, secretary general of Housing Europe, talks to us about the relationship between housing and social inclusion.
“Living in a bad neighbourhood and poor-quality housing makes progress very difficult”

Review

Housing: from fundamental principles to policies

Social Inclusion
Monstserrat Pareja-Eastaway, director of the Master’s Degree in Cultural Management at the University of Barcelona
What is the role of the public sector in access to housing? Can public policies act as a counterweight to the market? These two books examine the question from the European and United States viewpoint.
Housing: from fundamental principles to policies

Best practices

"la Caixa" Foundation's Affordable Rental Programme

Social Inclusion
A programme that offers quality housing for the most vulnerable groups: young people, families and elderly people.
"la Caixa" Foundation's Affordable Rental Programme

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Dimensions of households

Social Inclusion
In 2017, 21.8% of Spanish households were formed by childless couples. Which model is predominant in Europe?
Dimensions of households

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In what types of housing does the Spanish population live?

Social Inclusion
Some 45.6% of the population lives in a flat in a building with more than 10 homes. Is this the same in the rest of Europe?
In what types of housing does the Spanish population live?

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Public investment in housing

Social Inclusion
In 2015, the percentage of social rental houses in Spain stood at 2.5%, which is very low. Which EU countries have the largest volume of social housing?
Public investment in housing

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Difficulties in access to housing

Social Inclusion
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?
Difficulties in access to housing

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Overcrowding

Social Inclusion
Some 5% of the Spanish population were living in overcrowded homes in 2017. For this indicator, Spain outperforms the European average.
Overcrowding

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Severe deprivation rate in relation to housing

Social Inclusion
We analyse the severe deprivation rate in relation to housing matters in Spain. Better or worse than the European Union?
Severe deprivation rate in relation to housing

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Household budget allocated to housing

Social Inclusion
What budget do we assign to housing-related costs? In proportion, which households pay most: rich or poor?
Household budget allocated to housing

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Vulnerability of young people

Social Inclusion
In a young household, what takes up the biggest proportion of income: buying or renting?
Vulnerability of young people