Young people and demographic trends
Call to support research projects on the social reality of young people (FS22_1B)
The Social Observatory of the ”la Caixa” Foundation has announced a call to
support research projects on the social reality of young people in Spain,
using quantitative survey data in social sciences.
Millennials: a generation lost between two world crises?
What future lies ahead for millennials? We will be discussing this question
with Fabrizio Bernardi, Professor of Sociology at the European University
Institute. From 29 November to 1 December, at CaixaForum Madrid. Event
Some 34.8 of grandparents in Spain regularly care for their grandchildren,
a figure much higher than the European average.
Population occupation rates by age
Between 2010 and 2020, the occupation rate of the younger population
decreased, while that of over 55s increased.
Population distribution by types of household
In 2019, households were predominantly formed by childless couples (22.7%),
versus 12.2% formed by couples with children.
Some 29% of Spaniards have a social position above that of their parents,
and over 40% believe they have risen above their grandparents on the social
In Spain, according to this indicator, it takes four generations to improve
the incomes of families with precarious finances.
The fertility rate in Spain is 1.23 children per woman, the second lowest
rate among European Union countries.