Household budget allocated to housing
Does knowing the scientific evidence help to dispel unfounded beliefs?
A majority belief exists that setting a maximum limit for rental prices
would help more people to access housing, but what do the studies say? We
analyse whether having access to information changes people’s opinions.
What social challenges does decent housing represent in Spain? This report
analyses three challenges in this field: access, conditions and energy
Why are young people unable to access home ownership?
Employment precarity is an obstacle to accessing home ownership for young
people. Rental, which is more expensive, or family solidarity are the main
alternatives for setting up a home.
Housing: right or commodity?
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.
Difficulties in access to housing
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?
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.