Content with the tag: cuidado parental
Feminisation of care work
In Spain, 10% of women perform care work, by far exceeding the 5% of male carers.
Do fathers spend more time with their children than they used to?
According to this study, in comparison with the year 2002, in 2010 there was an increase in the time that mothers, and even more so fathers, devoted to their children. Despite this, the gender gap persists.
Housework and childcare during the lockdown, tasks undertaken mainly by women
Despite a slight increase in participation by men, this study shows that housework and childcare represented a heavier workload for women during the lockdown.
What is the value of domestic work in Spain?
Caring for children and dependent elderly people, cooking, cleaning the house… what economic value can we attribute to unpaid domestic tasks? We calculate what this invisible work would represent for Spain’s GDP.
In their own home, with family, or in residential care:
Where and by whom do we prefer to be cared for when facing dependency? We analyse the role of the family and of public and private services as care providers.
Learning together, growing as a family
A psychoeducational programme from a positive parenting perspective to promote, among others, affective bonds and educational relationships within the family setting.
Families and Child Welfare
The 6th Dossier of the Social Observatory of “la Caixa” aims to provide elements for reflection on the diversity of family models in Spain and on how these can condition child welfare.
“When grandparents contribute to childcare, the birth rate increases”
Do we reproduce the behaviour of our parents? Aart Liefbroer talks to us about the intergenerational transmission of demographic behaviour.
How are our households made up?
25.6% of Spanish households were made up of one adult without children in 2017. Which family model is predominant in the rest of Europe?
Ageing in rural areas: an opportunity to change gender relations?
Ageing and the care of elderly people in rural areas pose a challenge and an opportunity for change: with an ever older and increasingly male population, men will have to become more involved in the caregiver role, traditionally associated with women.
Ageing in place: where is best? Village or city?
The house we live in is closely related with our quality of life and health, especially during old age. In turn, the quality of our home will depend on the municipality in which it is located. At this intersection, we tackle the question of whether it is better to grow old in a village or a city.
“Regulating the work of undocumented immigrants in the care sector is a priority”
Giovanni Lamura, senior researcher at Italy’s National Institute on Health and Science of Ageing (INRCA), shares with the Social Observatory of ”la Caixa” an analysis on the current situation of dependency care systems and the challenges they will have to face in the future.
«If we are capable of living healthily, living more years does not mean more dependency»
María Blasco, director of Spain's National Centre for Oncological Research, shares with the Social Observatory of "la Caixa" her view on how to extend healthy life years and the possible consequences in society.
Los permisos parentales como instrumentos para la igualdad de genero
Jesús Rogero-García, lecturer in Sociology
Pedro Romero-Balsas, lecturer in Sociology,
Autonomous University of Madrid;
Today, thanks to policies aimed at reconciling working life and family life, increasing numbers of men are taking parental leave to be able to raise their newborn children. These new policies represent progress towards gender equality, but in Spain a significant difference still exists between men and women in the usage they make of parental leave entitlements.
Percentage of children aged below 15 years by work intensity of the household
Social stratification and parental care: an analysis of the Spanish case
Good parenting is fundamental for children’s development. How does parental dedication differ between social groups? Knowing the answer is essential if we want an equal society.
The dismal science of parenting
How should we care for our children? The discipline of Amy Chua, Battle Hymn of the Tiger Mother, contrasts with the experimental extravagances of Dalton Conley and his Parentology. However, the two share a competitive vision of childhood that focuses on social approval.