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Desertified Spain

Article

Desertified Spain


Science
Sergio Villamayor-Tomas, Institut de Ciència i Tecnologia Ambientals (ICTA-UAB); Gerard Pocull, Francesco Facchini and Cara Maeztu, ICTA-UAB; Esteve Corbera Elizalde, ICTA-UAB, Institució Catalana de Recerca i Estudis Avançats (ICREA)

Some 17.5% of rural territory is exposed simultaneously to high rates of depopulation and of aridity. This study analyses how some factors for mitigating depopulation can have undesired effects, of both a social and an environmental nature.

A systematic review of the research on rural vulnerability

Article

A systematic review of the research on rural vulnerability


Social Inclusion
Sergio Villamayor-Tomas, Francesco Facchini, Daniel Gaitán, Gerard Pocull and Gerard Codina, Institut de Ciència i Tecnologia Ambientals (ICTA-UAB); Esteve Corbera Elizalde, ICTA-UAB, Institució Catalana de Recerca i Estudis Avançats (ICREA); Federica Ravera, Universitat de Girona (UdG)

This article presents a systematic review of the literature on rural vulnerability research in order to identify the different trends related to the sources of socio-environmental vulnerability in rural Spain.

Social Research Call 2023

call

Social Research Call 2023


The Social Observatory of ”la Caixa” Foundation launches an open and competitive call to fund excellent, innovative and socially-oriented research projects. Proposals must generate new knowledge to broaden our understanding of the major challenges of today’s society, using quantitative methods.

Boredom, by Josefa Ros

Interview

Boredom, by Josefa Ros


Josefa Ros, philosopher and researcher at the Complutense University of Madrid, shares some important information about an experience that everyone has gone through: boredom.

Identity, by José Carlos Ruiz

Interview

Identity, by José Carlos Ruiz


José Carlos Ruiz, Professor of Philosophy at the University of Córdoba and science writer, offers his analysis of how we construct our identities in the digital age.

The impact of gender-based violence on sons and daughters: the role of schools according to the pupils

Article

The impact of gender-based violence on sons and daughters: the role of schools according to the pupils


Social Inclusion
Carme Montserrat, Marta Garcia-Molsosa, Pere Soler, Anna Planas, Edgar Iglesias and Paula Boned, Liberi, Universitat de Girona

Some 93% of children have heard of gender violence. Their preferential source of information is the school setting but, if faced with a situation of gender-based violence, they are unsure whether it would be the place to find help.

Last publications

The STEM field is failing to attract female talent

Article

The STEM field is failing to attract female talent


Science
Mireia Usart, Sònia Sánchez-Canut and Beatriz Lores, Universitat Rovira i Virgili

In Spain, only 16% of STEM professionals are women.  We analyse this gender gap.

Research and Innovation in Spain and Portugal

Dossier

Research and Innovation in Spain and Portugal


Science

What are the factors that define a country’s research and innovation system? The eleventh Dossier from the Social Observatory of the ”la Caixa” Foundation analyses the case of Spain and Portugal in international comparison.

Inequalities in covid-19 inequalities research: Who had the capacity to respond?

Article

Inequalities in covid-19 inequalities research: Who had the capacity to respond?


Science
Joan Benach, Lucinda Cash-Gibson, Diego F. Rojas-Gualdrón, Álvaro Padilla-Pozo, Juan Fernández-Gracia, Víctor M. Eguíluz and the COVID-SHINE group

Did inequality exist in the research into the inequalities of covid-19? We analyse it in this comparative study focusing on research production, distribution and collaborations between countries.

Conference series

Activity

Mental health and social environment


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How do social or gender inequalities affect mental health? In collaboration with the association Mental Health Catalonia, in this series of seminars we approach, from different perspectives, how the social environment influences people’s emotional wellbeing.

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