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How do gender, experience and caseload affect judicial decisions on intimate-partner violence cases?

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How do gender, experience and caseload affect judicial decisions on intimate-partner violence cases?

September 2022

Social Inclusion
Joan-Josep Vallbé and Carmen Ramírez-Folch, Department of Political Science, Universitat de Barcelona;

Are male and female judges equally likely to grant restraining orders in cases of gender-based violence? According to this study, gender alone is not a determining factor but it is a key factor, together with experience and caseload.

Do men live in wealthier households than women?

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Do men live in wealthier households than women?

August 2022

Social Inclusion
Diederik Boertien, Centre d’Estudis Demogràfics;

Does a gender gap exist in relation to household wealth? According to this study, the difference is more pronounced at advanced ages since, in old age, women have greater probabilities of being widowed and seeing their wealth limited.

Can home care for older people be improved?

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Can home care for older people be improved?

July 2022

Social Inclusion
Jésica de Armas, Bruno Vieira and Helena Ramalhinho, Universitat Pompeu Fabra;

Home care for elderly people should reconcile healthcare and care linked to social services. This study provides data on the application of a tool to coordinate and optimise these two types of care.

Inheritance Tax and Income Tax: how much should people pay?

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Inheritance Tax and Income Tax: how much should people pay?

June 2022

Social Inclusion
Luis Miller, Spanish National Research Council; José A. Noguera, Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona; Leire Salazar, UNED;

An experimental analysis of the preferred tax rates for different types of taxes, across a variety of taxpayer income and inheritance assumptions, and taking into account people’s perception of their own position in income distribution.

Wage inequality during the pandemic: public subsidies

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Wage inequality during the pandemic: public subsidies

May 2022

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.

Can inclusive citizenship skills be taught while building universities that are more socially engaged?

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Can inclusive citizenship skills be taught while building universities that are more socially engaged?

February 2022

Social Inclusion Education
José Luis Álvarez Castillo, Hugo González González, Gemma Fernández Caminero, Luis del Espino Díaz and Carmen María Hernández Lloret, Universidad de Córdoba;

How can empathy and moral principles be encouraged to promote more inclusive citizenship? This experiment was conducted within a university context and we explain its results.

Democratic dilemmas posed by the pandemic, one year on

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Democratic dilemmas posed by the pandemic, one year on

February 2022

Social Inclusion
Jordi Muñoz, Albert Falcó-Gimeno, Francesc Amat and Andreu Arenas, Universitat de Barcelona;

A threat to public health, such as a pandemic, poses democratic dilemmas. To what extent do citizens accept the restricting of freedoms, the concentration of power, and technocratic logic in decision-making?

The impact of covid-19 on the physical and mental health of Spain’s adult population

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The impact of covid-19 on the physical and mental health of Spain’s adult population

December 2021

Social Inclusion
Pere Castellví Obiols, Andrea Miranda Mendizábal, Silvia Recoder Fernández, Esther Calbo Sebastián and Carlos García Forero, Universitat Internacional de Catalunya; David Leiva Ureña, Rumen Manolov and Antonio Solanas Pérez, Universitat de Barcelona; Nuria Matilla Santander, Karolinska Institute (Stockholm); Marc Casajuana Closas, Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona;

Knowing how the pandemic affected the population’s health is fundamental for understanding the challenges facing us right now. What do the figures tell us?

Balancing the welfare state

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Balancing the welfare state

November 2021

Social Inclusion
Concepció Patxot and Gianko Michailidis, Universitat de Barcelona;

Is the welfare state biased in favour of elderly people? This article analyses the financial sustainability of the current system.

The demographic dividend, an opportunity for the development of the economy and the welfare state

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The demographic dividend, an opportunity for the development of the economy and the welfare state

November 2021

Social Inclusion
Ronald Lee, CEDA, University of California, Berkeley; Andrew Mason, University of Hawaii, co-founders of the NTA project;

How can the experience of the developed world help other regions of the planet that are in earlier phases of demographic transition?

Intergenerational equity as a guarantee of social well-being

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Intergenerational equity as a guarantee of social well-being

November 2021

Social Inclusion
Gemma Abio, Concepció Patxot and Meritxell Solé, Universitat de Barcelona; Elisenda Rentería, Centre d’Estudis Demogràfics, Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona; Guadalupe Souto, Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona;

How are resources transferred between generations? This article gives you the keys to understanding this issue.

Why don’t women have all the children they say they want?

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Why don’t women have all the children they say they want?

November 2021

Social Inclusion
Alícia Adserà, Princeton University; Mariona Lozano, Centre d’Estudis Demogràfics, UAB;

Spain is one of EU countries with the highest proportion of childless women. Why?

The impact of covid-19 on the gender gap in hours actually worked

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The impact of covid-19 on the gender gap in hours actually worked

November 2021

Social Inclusion
Maite Blázquez and Ainhoa Herrarte, Universidad Autónoma de Madrid; Ana Isabel Moro-Egido, Universidad de Granada;

The gender gap in hours worked has decreased during the pandemic, except among workers with young children. What personal situations lie behind this behaviour of the jobs market?

Individual and collective responsibility within the context  of the covid-19 pandemic

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Individual and collective responsibility within the context of the covid-19 pandemic

October 2021

Social Inclusion
Magdalena Bobowik, Utrecht University and Universitat Pompeu Fabra; Mirjana Rupar and Maciej Sekerdej, Jagiellonian University; Elia Soler Pastor, Universitat Pompeu Fabra; Maitane Arnoso, Universidad del País Vasco; Djouaria Ghilani, Free University of Brussels; Foroogh Ghorbani and Silvia Mari, University of Milano-Bicocca; Borja Martinovic, Utrecht University;

To fight the pandemic, identifying the psychological factors that influence citizens’ attitudes is fundamental. This study reveals what Spanish people feel responsible for.

Covid-19 and the 2020 furloughs: from the health pandemic to the jobs pandemic

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Covid-19 and the 2020 furloughs: from the health pandemic to the jobs pandemic

October 2021

Social Inclusion
Diego Dueñas Fernández, Universidad de Alcalá; Raquel Llorente Heras, Universidad Autónoma de Madrid; Luis Gómez Rufián, Universidad Carlos III de Madrid;

Which sectors of the population were most affected by ERTES and EREs in 2020? This article analyses the effects that they had on Spain's labour market.

 

The covid-19 crisis affects employment inequality between immigrants and natives

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The covid-19 crisis affects employment inequality between immigrants and natives

September 2021

Social Inclusion
Jacobo Muñoz Comet, Universidad Nacional de Educación a Distancia (UNED);

The immigrant population, particularly women, have been the most vulnerable group affected by unemployment caused by the economic crisis derived from covid-19.

 

Loneliness in older people

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Loneliness in older people

September 2021

Social Inclusion
Javier Yanguas Lezaun, ”la Caixa” Programme for Elderly People;

How do the elderly deal with loneliness? According to this study, 64% of them experience feelings of loneliness to some extent.

Life dissatisfaction during the covid-19 pandemic in Spain

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Life dissatisfaction during the covid-19 pandemic in Spain

August 2021

Social Inclusion
María Rosalía Vicente Cuervo, Universidad de Oviedo; Pablo de Pedraza, European Commission, DG Joint Research Centre;

Poor health and job loss are the main factors associated with dissatisfaction with life during the covid-19 pandemic in Spain. Our analysis in this article.

Loneliness during lockdown: An epidemic within the covid-19 pandemic

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Loneliness during lockdown: An epidemic within the covid-19 pandemic

August 2021

Social Inclusion
Juan Manuel García-González and Inmaculada Montero, Universidad Pablo de Olavide, UPO; Rafael Grande, Universidad de Málaga; Dolores Puga, CSIC;

Has covid-19 worsened feelings of loneliness? According to this study on over 55s in Andalusia, during lockdown feelings of loneliness increased from 47% to 56%, especially affecting women

Why is corruption not punished at the ballot box?

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Why is corruption not punished at the ballot box?

August 2021

Social Inclusion
Macarena Ares, Sofía Breitenstein and Enrique Hernández, Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona;

One of the reasons why corruption is not punished at the ballot box is that we tend to avoid exposing ourselves to news about scandals affecting our favourite party.

Why we should be concerned about increased wealth inequality in Spain

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Why we should be concerned about increased wealth inequality in Spain

July 2021

Social Inclusion
Diederik Boertien, Centre d'Estudis Demogràfics (CED) - CERCA;

Individuals in low-income households are increasingly more likely to have no wealth or have debt. Between 2002 and 2017, the share of individuals living in households that had debt increased from 3% to 9%.

Why do we pay (or not pay) the taxes established by law?

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Why do we pay (or not pay) the taxes established by law?

July 2021

Social Inclusion
Edurne Bartolomé Peral, University of Deusto; Hermann Dülmer, Universität zu Köln; Lluís Coromina i Soler, Universitat de Girona;

What personal factors determine the decision to evade taxes? This article shows that over half of the Spanish population shows little inclination towards fraud.

Whom do we trust?

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Whom do we trust?

June 2021

Social Inclusion
Jorge Rodríguez Menés, Clara Cortina, M. José González and Aroa Arrufat Pijuan, Universitat Pompeu Fabra; Amalia Gómez Casillas, Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona;

Does ethnic discrimination exist in the second-hand market online? This study analyses its presence in transactions between buyers and sellers in Spain.

Paid and unpaid work: the pandemic intensifies the phenomenon of double shift among women

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Paid and unpaid work: the pandemic intensifies the phenomenon of double shift among women

June 2021

Social Inclusion
Lídia Farré, Universitat de Barcelona, MOVE and IAE-CSIC; Libertad González, Universitat Pompeu Fabra and Barcelona GSE;

According to this study, the gender gap in total hours of work, paid and unpaid, has increased to 16 hours during the pandemic.

Regularising the situation of the immigrant population does not result in a “call ef-fect”

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Regularising the situation of the immigrant population does not result in a “call ef-fect”

June 2021

Social Inclusion
Joan Monràs, UPF, Barcelona GSE; Javier Vázquez-Grenno and Ferran Elias, UB; Adaptation: Albert F. Arcarons (EUI);

What were the consequences of the regularisation, in 2005, of 600,000 non-EU immigrants who were working in Spain? This study reveals that it did not lead to any “call effect”, but did lead to increased tax revenues.

Does working while studying influence graduate employability?

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Does working while studying influence graduate employability?

April 2021

Antonio Di Paolo and Alessia Matano, AQR-IREA, University of Barcelona;

Is it possible to secure better employment by working prior to obtaining a university qualification? This analysis shows that it is, but only if the job is related to the degree’s content.

Are policies designed to prevent early school leaving working in Spain?

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Are policies designed to prevent early school leaving working in Spain?

March 2021

Javier Mato Díaz, Ángel Alonso Domínguez, Rosario González Arias and Israel Escudero Castillo, Universidad de Oviedo;

Is the Learning and Performance Improvement Programme (PMAR) effective for the prevention of early school leaving? According to this study, participating in the PMAR increases the probability of obtaining an ESO qualification by 12%.

The evolution of employment precarity among young people in Spain, 2008-2018

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The evolution of employment precarity among young people in Spain, 2008-2018

March 2021

Social Inclusion
M. Àngels Cabasés, Miquel Úbeda and M. Jesús Gómez, Universitat de Lleida; Carles Feixa and José Sánchez, Universitat Pompeu Fabra; Carme Riera, Universitat de Barcelona;

Labour precarity among young people especially affects women. They occupy worse-paid positions with higher rates of temporary work than men.

Involuntary and dependent self-employment in Spain

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Involuntary and dependent self-employment in Spain

February 2021

Social Inclusion
Raquel Carrasco, Universidad Carlos III de Madrid; Virginia Hernanz, Universidad de Alcalá;

Involuntary self-employment in Spain (21.7% of self-employed people) exceeded the European average (16.9%) in 2017. This study indicates that involuntary self-employment is common among young people and people with a low educational level.

Being a micro-influencer: an unsustainable activity for young people

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Being a micro-influencer: an unsustainable activity for young people

February 2021

Social Inclusion
Santiago Giraldo-Luque, Isabel Villegas-Simón, Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona; Alessandro Bernardi, Social Elephants; Cristina Fernández-Rovira, Universitat de Vic-Universitat Central de Catalunya;

Does  it pay to be a micro-influencer? Some 62% of those interviewed in this study are dissatisfied with their earnings in relation to the impact that they generate in their communities.

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