Content of education

A systematic review of the research on rural vulnerability

Article

A systematic review of the research on rural vulnerability

December 2022

Social Inclusion
Sergio Villamayor-Tomas, Francesco Facchini, Daniel Gaitán, Gerard Pocull and Gerard Codina, Institut de Ciència i Tecnologia Ambientals (ICTA-UAB); Esteve Corbera Elizalde, ICTA-UAB, Institució Catalana de Recerca i Estudis Avançats (ICREA); Federica Ravera, Universitat de Girona (UdG);

This article presents a systematic review of the literature on rural vulnerability research in order to identify the different trends related to the sources of socio-environmental vulnerability in rural Spain.

The impact of gender-based violence on sons and daughters: the role of schools according to the pupils

Article

The impact of gender-based violence on sons and daughters: the role of schools according to the pupils

October 2022

Social Inclusion
Carme Montserrat, Marta Garcia-Molsosa, Pere Soler, Anna Planas, Edgar Iglesias and Paula Boned, Liberi, Universitat de Girona;

Some 93% of children have heard of gender violence. Their preferential source of information is the school setting but, if faced with a situation of gender-based violence, they are unsure whether it would be the place to find help.

How do gender, experience and caseload affect judicial decisions on intimate-partner violence cases?

Article

How do gender, experience and caseload affect judicial decisions on intimate-partner violence cases?

September 2022

Social Inclusion
Joan-Josep Vallbé and Carmen Ramírez-Folch, Department of Political Science, Universitat de Barcelona;

Are male and female judges equally likely to grant restraining orders in cases of gender-based violence? According to this study, gender alone is not a determining factor but it is a key factor, together with experience and caseload.

Do men live in wealthier households than women?

Article

Do men live in wealthier households than women?

August 2022

Social Inclusion
Diederik Boertien, Centre d’Estudis Demogràfics;

Does a gender gap exist in relation to household wealth? According to this study, the difference is more pronounced at advanced ages since, in old age, women have greater probabilities of being widowed and seeing their wealth limited.

Inheritance Tax and Income Tax: how much should people pay?

Article

Inheritance Tax and Income Tax: how much should people pay?

June 2022

Social Inclusion
Luis Miller, Spanish National Research Council; José A. Noguera, Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona; Leire Salazar, UNED;

An experimental analysis of the preferred tax rates for different types of taxes, across a variety of taxpayer income and inheritance assumptions, and taking into account people’s perception of their own position in income distribution.

Can home care for older people be improved?

Article

Can home care for older people be improved?

July 2022

Social Inclusion
Jésica de Armas, Bruno Vieira and Helena Ramalhinho, Universitat Pompeu Fabra;

Home care for elderly people should reconcile healthcare and care linked to social services. This study provides data on the application of a tool to coordinate and optimise these two types of care.

Wage inequality during the pandemic: public subsidies

Article

Wage inequality during the pandemic: public subsidies

May 2022

Social Inclusion
Oriol Aspachs, Alberto Graziano and Josep Mestres, CaixaBank Research; Rubén Durante, José García-Montalvo and Marta Reynal-Querol, Universitat Pompeu Fabra;

What impact has the economic crisis caused by covid-19 had on wage inequality? Have public subsidies been sufficient? We analyse which groups have been most affected.

Democratic dilemmas posed by the pandemic, one year on

Article

Democratic dilemmas posed by the pandemic, one year on

February 2022

Social Inclusion
Jordi Muñoz, Albert Falcó-Gimeno, Francesc Amat and Andreu Arenas, Universitat de Barcelona;

A threat to public health, such as a pandemic, poses democratic dilemmas. To what extent do citizens accept the restricting of freedoms, the concentration of power, and technocratic logic in decision-making?

The impact of covid-19 on the physical and mental health of Spain’s adult population

Article

The impact of covid-19 on the physical and mental health of Spain’s adult population

December 2021

Social Inclusion
Pere Castellví Obiols, Andrea Miranda Mendizábal, Silvia Recoder Fernández, Esther Calbo Sebastián and Carlos García Forero, Universitat Internacional de Catalunya; David Leiva Ureña, Rumen Manolov and Antonio Solanas Pérez, Universitat de Barcelona; Nuria Matilla Santander, Karolinska Institute (Stockholm); Marc Casajuana Closas, Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona;

Knowing how the pandemic affected the population’s health is fundamental for understanding the challenges facing us right now. What do the figures tell us?

Can inclusive citizenship skills be taught while building universities that are more socially engaged?

Article

Can inclusive citizenship skills be taught while building universities that are more socially engaged?

February 2022

Social Inclusion Education
José Luis Álvarez Castillo, Hugo González González, Gemma Fernández Caminero, Luis del Espino Díaz and Carmen María Hernández Lloret, Universidad de Córdoba;

How can empathy and moral principles be encouraged to promote more inclusive citizenship? This experiment was conducted within a university context and we explain its results.

“There is no real evidence to say this will be the first generation not to reach the standard of living of its parents”

Interview

“There is no real evidence to say this will be the first generation not to reach the standard of living of its parents”

November 2018

Social Inclusion Education
Robert Erikson, researcher at the Swedish Institute for Social Research (SOFI) and professor at Stockholm University;

Does education really remove social barriers? Robert Erikson analyses the degree of social mobility in advanced democracies.

“Our children are perfectly at home on YouTube, but they have no idea how a vacuum cleaner works”

Interview

“Our children are perfectly at home on YouTube, but they have no idea how a vacuum cleaner works”

October 2018

Culture Education
José van Dijck, professor of the University of Utrecht. Her research area is media studies and communication;

José van Dijck reflects on how the major internet platforms are determining how we communicate, buy, and even how we behave.  

Public and private universities: evolution of productivity and impact of the crisis

Article

Public and private universities: evolution of productivity and impact of the crisis

August 2018

Education
Eva M. de la Torre García, Autonomous University of Madrid; "la Caixa” Social Observatory Award for the best article in the field of Education;

How has the economic crisis affected the productivity of universities? This article explains how public centres have reorganised their resources better than private centres and have shown greater efficiency.

Limitations to the training of human capital and possibilities of economic growth and social wellbeing

Infodata

Limitations to the training of human capital and possibilities of economic growth and social wellbeing

January 2018

What is the rate for early leaving of education and training by sex? The Europe 2020 Strategy has a target of 15%.

“We have undervalued the importance of personal interrelations in education”

Interview

“We have undervalued the importance of personal interrelations in education”

May 2017

Education
Alan Daly, Chair Professor and Head of the Department of Education Studies, University of California, San Diego.;

Alan Daly, Chair Professor of Education at the University of California, offers in this interview granted to the Social Observatory of "la Caixa” a view of the role of personal relations in the world of education, in which he highlights the concept of social capital.

Overqualification and unemployment in young people. Pathways to employment of university graduates

Article

Overqualification and unemployment in young people. Pathways to employment of university graduates

April 2017

Education
María Ramos, Post-doctoral researcher at the Carlos III University of Madrid;

The economic crisis experienced by Spain has led to increasing numbers of young people opting to prolong their education given the lack of job prospects. This fact has caused overqualification among young people and the consolidation of unemployment.

Educational expansion and the partial devaluation of credentials

Article

Educational expansion and the partial devaluation of credentials

October 2016

Education
Luis Ortiz, Professor of Political and Social Sciences
Jorge Rodríguez Menés, Professor of Political and Social Sciences,
Universitat Pompeu Fabra;

Has mass access of Spaniards to intermediate and higher education been associated with a deterioration in the quality of educational qualifications, as some international bodies have warned?

The Social Elevator

Article

The Social Elevator

September 2016

Education Social Inclusion
Miguel Requena, Chair Professor of Sociology,
UNED;

Despite its perception in recent years, education continues to be a very effective vehicle for social promotion, as well as a more significant factor than social origin in providing access to the professional classes.

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