The increase in high school and university graduates experienced in the second half of the last century can be observed in the generation born prior to the 1980s. This explains why the graph shows a significant incidence of population aged between 25 and 34 years with higher education qualifications. This indicator is very similar to that of the United States, one of the countries with the highest percentage of young people with higher education qualifications in the world. Despite this, the two countries differ greatly in the basic education (primary education and first phase of secondary education levels attained). The graph shows clearly that Spain is far behind the United States in the proportion of young people who have attained a level of intermmediate eduaction (secondary 2nd phase and post-secondary education). It is worth highlighting that this difference has decreased in the last ten years, although only slightly.
How Spanish and Portuguese young people use their mobile phones
Young people from both countries use their mobile phones in similar ways. However, slight differences exist between their profiles.
Attachment Style: emotional bonds condition mobile use among young people and their relational satisfaction
Young people who have established secure affective and emotional connections primarily use their phones to communicate and socialise. But what about those who use them to escape reality?
Young people’s social interactions: prominently face to face, with friends and family members, and involving little use of mobile phones
We seem to have accepted that young people interact via their phones. However, this study shows that two out of three of their social interactions are face-to-face. How and why do young people interact?
Uses, skills and attitude in digital technology fields. Does a gender gap exist?
Boys consider that they are more skilled than girls in digital technology and communication fields, whereas girls feel better prepared in ethical and security-related aspects.
Gender inequality in paid and unpaid work after the pandemic
Following the pandemic, 30% of men and 33% of women with children who are minors have been working from home at least one day a week. According to this study, this could favour greater equality in relation to family responsibilities.