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Temporary work and self-employment have a negative impact on workers’ wellbeing

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Temporary work and self-employment have a negative impact on workers’ wellbeing

January 2021

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

Is the gig economy threatening workers’ wellbeing? The rise in temporary and self-employment, favoured by the digital platforms, seems to be affecting quality of life.

Immigrants’ names as an initial factor of discrimination

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Immigrants’ names as an initial factor of discrimination

January 2021

Social Inclusion
Cornel Nesseler, Norwegian University of Science and Technology, NTNU; Carlos Gómez-González, University of Zurich, UZH; Helmut Dietl, University of Zurich, UZH; Adaptation: Xavier Aguilar;

An experiment with an amateur football team reveals difficulties in social integration for people of foreign origin. When faced with similar profiles, team managers tended towards choosing players with local names. 

Presence of foreign footballers and its impact on attitudes to immigration

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Presence of foreign footballers and its impact on attitudes to immigration

January 2021

Social Inclusion
Ignacio Lago, Universitat Pompeu Fabra; Carlos Lagos Peñas, Universidad de Vigo; Adaptation: Juan Manuel Garcia Campos;

Can football alter opinions on immigration? According to this study, among a club’s followers, when the team wins thanks to foreign players, immigration is perceived more positively. 

Predicting international migratory movements using Google searches

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Predicting international migratory movements using Google searches

December 2020

Social Inclusion
Marcus H. Böhme, German Federal Ministry of Finance; André Gröger, Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona (UAB), Barcelona Graduate School of Economics (BGSE), and Markets, Organizations and Votes in Economics (MOVE); Tobias Heidland (né Stöhr),, Universidad de Kiel, Institut für Weltwirtschaft (IfW) e IZA Institute of Labor Economics;

Google searches for terms such as passportsalary, or social care, as well as the desired destination country, can offer clues regarding tendencies in migratory flows.

The presence of immigrants in local politics is well below their demographic weight in Spanish society

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The presence of immigrants in local politics is well below their demographic weight in Spanish society

December 2020

Social Inclusion
Santiago Pérez-Nievas, Carles Pamies and Marta Paradés, Universidad Autónoma de Madrid (UAM); Daniela Vintila, CEDEM, Université de Liège;

Do municipal councils in Spain reflect the diversity of origins of the population? We analyse access to local politics for immigrants and whether differences exist between the different foreign groups. 

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