Welfare state, life cycle and demography
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.
Intergenerational equity as a guarantee of social well-being
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?
Spain is one of EU countries with the highest proportion of childless women. Why?
“We’re heading quietly towards a different welfare state from the one we know”
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?
An intergenerational perspective of the coronavirus crisis and the role of family policies
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.
You can now view the discussion “Welfare state, life cycle and demographics”
What impact is the ageing of the population having on the welfare state? You can see the video of the discussion we organised to debate this issue here.
Impacts of work-life balance benefits on women’s work performance
Are benefits for supporting reconciliation designed to boost women’s labour participation effective, or do they lead to an increase in the wage gap?
Revising the generational contract
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?
Child benefit design: the importance of refundable tax deductions
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?
The effect of early retirement schemes on youth employment
Contradicting a fairly widespread idea, delaying exit from the labour market does not reduce youth employment, but could actually boost it.
Proposals to reduce child poverty
How can we put an end to the intergenerational transmission of poverty? We analyse proposals that defend universal child benefit and other policies that propose selective benefits for poor families with children.
The CaixaProinfancia programme
The CaixaProinfancia programme’s effectiveness is demonstrated by such data as the early school leaving rate during compulsory secondary education (ESO) being reduced to 6.3% among participating pupils.