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Call to support research projects on the social reality of young people (FS22-1B)



The aim of the call was to support survey-based research projects on the social reality of young people in Spain, using quantitative survey data in social sciences.

The call was open to survey-based research projects that could complete the entire path from hypotheses to conclusions within a maximum period of 8 months and present the results of the research in an outreach article to be published by the Social Observatory of the ”la Caixa” Foundation.

The selection process of the proposals received was conducted by academic experts linked to the field of social sciences. The projects were evaluated without the evaluators knowing the authorship or affiliation of the concurrent researchers.

The projects finally selected were as follows:

  • Boys don’t cry. Studying intersectional vulnerability of the precarious youth in Spain
    Lara Maestripieri, Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona (UAB)

  • The social capital of Spanish youth: Traits and effects on the material and emotional well-being  
    Joan Miquel Verd, Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona (UAB)

  • Age and support for climate change mitigation policies in Spain: A conjoint analysis    
    Toni Rodon, Universitat Pompeu Fabra (UPF)

  • Young people’s perceptions of carbon inequality and their demand for policy interventions    Stefan Drews, Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona (UAB)

  • A positive approach to wellbeing in adolescence and emerging adulthood    
    Marta Díez, Universidad de Sevilla

  • Young people's interest and motivation to start a family. How do they want families to be like?    
    Sara Serrate, Universidad de Salamanca

  • Scrutinizing gender stereotypes among young people: Are they still alive?    
    Marta Fraile, Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Científicas (CSIC)

  • Where and how do young people seek help when they are experiencing emotional distress? 
    David Fraguas, Fundación Manantial


The following researchers participated in the selection process:

Borja Barragué (UNED)    
Ainhoa Coloma (UMH)
V. Sérgio Ferreira (U. Lisboa)
Mònica Figueras (UPF)
Jaume García (UPF)
Isabel Rodríguez (UPF)     
Josefa Ros (UCM)    
Margarita Torre (UC3M)
Manuel Trujillo (CSIC)

Barcelona, 12 July 2022