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Balancing the welfare state

Article

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?

Social benefits by programmes

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Social benefits by programmes

November 2021

Social Inclusion

Some 23.1% of Spain’s GDP is assigned to programmes for the care of elderly people, health, unemployment, disability, family, social exclusion and housing.

Feminisation of care work

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Feminisation of care work

November 2021

Social Inclusion

In Spain, 10% of women perform care work, by far exceeding the 5% of male carers.

Intergenerational solidarity

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Intergenerational solidarity

November 2021

Social Inclusion

Some 34.8 of grandparents in Spain regularly care for their grandchildren, a figure much higher than the European average.

Participation in welfare state benefits

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Participation in welfare state benefits

November 2021

Social Inclusion

Between 2008 and 2018, benefits for the elderly increased, whereas benefits for families did not improve.

The effect of early retirement schemes on youth employment

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The effect of early retirement schemes on youth employment

November 2021

Social Inclusion

Contradicting a fairly widespread idea, delaying exit from the labour market does not reduce youth employment, but could actually boost it.

Child benefit design: the importance of refundable tax deductions

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Child benefit design: the importance of refundable tax deductions

November 2021

Social Inclusion

Child support benefits improve the economic situation of families and appear to be positive for increasing fertility rates. How can they be designed with efficiency?

Revising the generational contract

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Revising the generational contract

November 2021

Social Inclusion

The welfare state is supported by an intergenerational contract that proposes a set of tacit consensus agreements between different generations. What form must this contract take in order to be sustainable?

Impacts of work-life balance benefits on women’s work performance

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Impacts of work-life balance benefits on women’s work performance

November 2021

Social Inclusion

Are benefits for supporting reconciliation designed to boost women’s labour participation effective, or do they lead to an increase in the wage gap?

An intergenerational perspective of the coronavirus crisis and the role of family policies

Review

An intergenerational perspective of the coronavirus crisis and the role of family policies

November 2021

Social Inclusion
Maria Cubel, Department of Economics, University of Bath

The covid-19 pandemic has caused a health crisis and an economic one. The two books reviewed here offer complementary perspectives on the role of family policies in times of economic decline.

“We’re heading quietly towards a different welfare state from the one we know”

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“We’re heading quietly towards a different welfare state from the one we know”

November 2021

Social Inclusion

Antonio Cabrales, chair professor of economics, analyses the future of the welfare state in Spain: Is the pensions system sustainable? What incentives would boost birth rates?

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.

Welfare state, life cycle and demography

Dossier

Welfare state, life cycle and demography

November 2021

Social Inclusion

How does the ageing of the population affect the welfare state? The tenth Dossier from the Social Observatory of ”la Caixa” Foundation analyses policies that must be applied throughout the life cycle to guarantee intergenerational justice.

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?

Housing system and welfare state. The Spanish case within the European context

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Housing system and welfare state. The Spanish case within the European context

July 2019

Social Inclusion
Jordi Bosch, Universitat Pompeu Fabra;Carme Trilla, Barcelona Metropolitan Housing Observatory;Adaptation: Xavier Aguilar

The welfare system in Spain has never paid great attention to housing. However, it is a key aspect and one that has repercussions in other dimensions such as health and education.

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