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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.

Connect Call: from research to the social sector - 2nd edition

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Connect Call: from research to the social sector - 2nd edition


The Social Observatory is launching this call with the aim of promoting the relationship and combined work between the research sphere and the practice sphere (social sector and public administration) and of increasing the social impact of both spheres.

Information session: Social Research Call 2023

call

Information session: Social Research Call 2023


If you were unable to attend, you can now view the video of the information session with the explanation of all the details of the call that opens on 9 January.

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.

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.

Wage inequality during the pandemic: public subsidies

Article

Wage inequality during the pandemic: public subsidies


Social Inclusion
Oriol Aspachs, Alberto Graziano and Josep Mestres, CaixaBank Research; Rubén Durante, José García-Montalvo and Marta Reynal-Querol, Universitat Pompeu Fabra

What impact has the economic crisis caused by covid-19 had on wage inequality? Have public subsidies been sufficient? We analyse which groups have been most affected.

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.

Conference series

Europe, a land of hospitality for all?

Activity

Europe, a land of hospitality for all?


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Do we show the same solidarity to all refugees? In this series of seminars, co-organised with the Catalan Sociology Association, we will analyse the role of Europe as a land of hospitality.

Mental health and social environment

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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