Content with the tag: inmigración
Young people (aged 15 to 29) who neither study nor work
The percentage of “NEETs” (Not in Education, Employment or Training) is much higher in Spain among women of foreign origin than among men (27.8% versus 21.6%).
Disproportionate housing costs
Some 30.4% of people of foreign origin live in households in which their housing costs exceed 40% of their disposable income.
The population of immigrant origin has more probabilities of residing in over-occupied dwellings. Thus, in 2018, some 13.2% of people of foreign origin in Spain were living in overcrowded dwellings.
Acquisition of nationality
In 2017, Spanish nationality was obtained by 66,498 people, some 1.1% of the total of the immigrant population and a lower percentage than in other countries such as Italy, the United Kingdom, Germany, and France.
Perceived health status
People of Spanish and foreign nationalities alike have a perception of their health as good or very good, and above the European Union average.
Perception regarding immigration
In 2017, some 7 out of every 10 Spaniards considered that the integration of immigrants was generally satisfactory, a percentage much higher than the EU average.
In Sweden, with the collaboration of the Public Employment Service and agents from various employment sectors, newly arrived immigrants are trained to facilitate their rapid inclusion into the labour market.
Does the native population move out of neighbourhoods where immigrants move in?
Between 1998 and 2008, the percentage of immigrant population in Spain grew from 3% to 13%. Did this favour the appearance of ghettos? Or was there balance in residential areas between natives and immigrants?
The evolution of the economy and the rejection of immigration in Europe
Behind rejection of the other, and xenophobia, lie factors such as the country’s macroeconomic evolution, individual economic vulnerability and worker exposure to job competition.
Are immigrants more ambitious than their non-migrant compatriots?
Does emigration always bring with it a dose of ambition? We analyse whether immigrants are more oriented toward success, risk, and money than their non-migrant compatriots.
“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.
Opinion regarding the presence of immigrants in the country’s cultural life
How does the presence of immigrants influence the country’s cultural life? In 2014, some 49% of Spanish people considered that the presence of immigrants enriched the country’s cultural life.
Arriving in Rural Village Communities, Staying There or Leaving
How should migration within the European context be studied? These two books, from the standpoints of gender and rurality, tackle a phenomenon previously studied above all in urban contexts with male protagonists. With these new perspectives, the scientific view offers extra depth to an issue of recent social importance.
Education and Immigration
How many students of immigrant origin are enrolled in the education system? During the 2014-2015 academic year in Spain, they represented 8.6% of total students, a low proportion in comparison with many other European countries
Skills Acquisition in Immigrant and Non-Immigrant Students
Josep Oriol Escardíbul, Professor of Applied Economics,
University of Barcelona;
The admission of immigrant students in the classroom has represented a significant change for the Spanish education system. Are there differences in the results of immigrant and non-immigrant students? Why?