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“To reduce inequality, we have to do more in early childhood”

Jane Waldfogel, Chair Professor of Social Work and Public Affairs,
Columbia University School

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The difference in unemployment rates between men and women in our country is larger than the European average. How has it evolved during the recent years of economic crisis?

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In Spain, 20% of workers are overeducated for the job functions that they perform. This study analyses how this situation reduces satisfaction in the employment sphere.

“The profile of the Spanish cultural consumer is similar to its European counterpart”

Victor Fernández Blanco, Associate Professor of Foundations of Economic Analysis at the Department of Economics of the University of Oviedo, and specialist in the field of the economics of culture

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How much do countries invest in culture? In the last decade, the governmental authorities in Spain have reduced the funding of cultural services.

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Chemical pollution does not just have an impact on human health; it also has an impact on our econom

Leonardo Trasande, Associate Professor of Pediatrics, Environmental Medicine and Population Health School of Medicine,
New York University

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

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

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In Spain, 20% of workers are overeducated for the job functions that they perform. This study analyses how this situation reduces satisfaction in the employment sphere.

“Science issues are increasingly pressing civic issues”

Lee Rainie and Cary Funk, Pew Research Center.

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“The most important contribution of the arts is giving identity to a country or region”

John W. O’Hagan, Trinity College, Dublín

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“You must not measure everybody using the same set of criteria”

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“Culture belongs to the upper classes. It is hard to attract families with lower education levels”

Françoise Benhamou, professor of Economics of the University of Paris-13, and specialist in the field of the economics of culture

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Series of seminars at CaixaForum Sevilla: "Screen society"

Digital identity, the power of algorithms, social construction from behind the screen… We reflect on the digital revolution and the major impact it has had on our lives.

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Digital identity, the power of algorithms, social construction from behind the screen… We reflect on the digital revolution and the major impact it has had on our lives.

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Call to support research projects on technology and society (FS21-1B)

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What relationship exists between art and economics? We present two books that study the importance of creativity and innovation in the arts, as well as how art contributes to economic development.

"When at-risk youths come into contact with the arts, their academic achievement and their civic and social engagement improve"

Sunil Iyengar, Office of Research & Analysis Director at the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA)

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Vocational Training in Catalonia: academic performance, dual VET, and gender

While women continue to opt for more socially-oriented courses, this report points out that the occupations most necessary in 2030 will be those linked to the digital economy.

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Rate of early leavers from education and training in Spain and EU-27.

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Theatre, opera, classical music, dance… Can digital consumption be an opportunity to attract new audiences to so-called high culture?

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The arts and the advancement of the economy and society

Culture

What relationship exists between art and economics? We present two books that study the importance of creativity and innovation in the arts, as well as how art contributes to economic development.

“Fair society, healthy lives”

Michael Marmot,
Director of the Institute of Health Equityof of the University College London (UCL)

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Digital Economy and Society Index

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Percentage of people who view themselves as above their parents or grandparents on the social ladder

Percentage of people who view themselves as above their parents or grandparents on the social ladder

Social Inclusion

Some 29% of Spaniards have a social position above that of their parents, and over 40% believe they have risen above their grandparents on the social ladder.

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Number of generations necessary so that those born in families with low incomes can reach the average level of income in their society

Number of generations necessary so that those born in families with low incomes can reach the average level of income in their society

Social Inclusion

In Spain, according to this indicator, it takes four generations to improve the incomes of families with precarious finances.

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Fertility rate

Fertility rate

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The fertility rate in Spain is 1.23 children per woman, the second lowest rate among European Union countries.

«Science was never intended to be in the market, but today it’s a commodity»

Andrea Saltelli, researcher at the University of Bergen and at ICTA (Autonomous University of Barcelona - UAB)

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Can algorithms expose tax fraud?

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Things are becoming increasingly difficult for tax evaders, with the new big data and artificial intelligence techniques that detect hidden wealth, the abuse of aggressive tax engineering and money laundering.

“No matter what the economy does, art and culture will continue to function”

David Throsby, Specialist in the Economics of Art and Culture, Distinguished Professor of the Department of Economics,
Macquarie University (Australia)

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Digital Economy and Society Index

Spain stands at the head of the countries of the EU-27 in the global computation of digital society indicators (connectivity, Internet use, etc). Portugal, however, is situated at the tail end.

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The redistributive effect of social transfers is lower in Spain than in the EU-27.

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The GDP in purchasing power standards allows a more exact comparison of the level of economic development between countries.

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Culture

Theatre, opera, classical music, dance… Can digital consumption be an opportunity to attract new audiences to so-called high culture?

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New forms of cultural participation

New forms of cultural participation

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Income level influences habits in cultural participation online. What happens in our peer countries?

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The arts and the advancement of the economy and society

Culture

What relationship exists between art and economics? We present two books that study the importance of creativity and innovation in the arts, as well as how art contributes to economic development.

“One of the functions of art is to open up debates in society”

Jen Snowball, Professor, Department of Economics and Economic History, Rhodes University

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Series of seminars at CaixaForum Macaya: “Technology, Business and new Cities”

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Digital Economy and Society Index

Spain stands at the head of the countries of the EU-27 in the global computation of digital society indicators (connectivity, Internet use, etc). Portugal, however, is situated at the tail end.

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Inequality in income distribution

The redistributive effect of social transfers is lower in Spain than in the EU-27.

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The GDP in purchasing power standards allows a more exact comparison of the level of economic development between countries.

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Challenges faced by high culture to attract new audiences in the digital arena

Challenges faced by high culture to attract new audiences in the digital arena

Culture

Theatre, opera, classical music, dance… Can digital consumption be an opportunity to attract new audiences to so-called high culture?

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New forms of cultural participation

New forms of cultural participation

Culture

Income level influences habits in cultural participation online. What happens in our peer countries?

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The arts and the advancement of the economy and society

The arts and the advancement of the economy and society

Culture

What relationship exists between art and economics? We present two books that study the importance of creativity and innovation in the arts, as well as how art contributes to economic development.

“A science-informed approach specifically refers to understanding how problems develop”

Dr Nick, Axford Senior Researcher and Head of What Works, Dartington Social Research Unit

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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.

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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.

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Percentage of people who view themselves as above their parents or grandparents on the social ladder

Percentage of people who view themselves as above their parents or grandparents on the social ladder

Social Inclusion

Some 29% of Spaniards have a social position above that of their parents, and over 40% believe they have risen above their grandparents on the social ladder.

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Number of generations necessary so that those born in families with low incomes can reach the average level of income in their society

Number of generations necessary so that those born in families with low incomes can reach the average level of income in their society

Social Inclusion

In Spain, according to this indicator, it takes four generations to improve the incomes of families with precarious finances.

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Fertility rate

Fertility rate

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The fertility rate in Spain is 1.23 children per woman, the second lowest rate among European Union countries.

“Regulating the work of undocumented immigrants in the care sector is a priority”

Giovanni Lamura, Researcher at the National Institute on Health and Science of Ageing (INRCA) in Ancona, Italy

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Feminisation of care work

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

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Population distribution by types of household

In 2019, households were predominantly formed by childless couples (22.7%), versus 12.2% formed by couples with children.

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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?

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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.

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Demographic determinants

Population changes can occur due to variations in the population caused by natural changes and migratory movements.

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Percentage of people who view themselves as above their parents or grandparents on the social ladder

Percentage of people who view themselves as above their parents or grandparents on the social ladder

Social Inclusion

Some 29% of Spaniards have a social position above that of their parents, and over 40% believe they have risen above their grandparents on the social ladder.

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Number of generations necessary so that those born in families with low incomes can reach the average level of income in their society

Number of generations necessary so that those born in families with low incomes can reach the average level of income in their society

Social Inclusion

In Spain, according to this indicator, it takes four generations to improve the incomes of families with precarious finances.

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Fertility rate

Fertility rate

Social Inclusion

The fertility rate in Spain is 1.23 children per woman, the second lowest rate among European Union countries.

“Reablement is a new way of working, with the aim of improving elderly people’s independence.”

Tine Rostgaard, Lecturer on Citizenship and Elderly People, Department of Political Science, University of Aalborg (Denmark)

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

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.

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PhD qualifications by different branches of knowledge and by sex

While the participation of female PhD holders in Portugal is situated above the EU‑27 average in all fields of knowledge considered, in Spain the participation of female PhD holders is situated below the European average in the fields of art, humanities and social sciences.

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Intergenerational solidarity

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

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Population occupation rates by age

Between 2010 and 2020, the occupation rate of the younger population decreased, while that of over 55s increased.

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Population distribution by types of household

In 2019, households were predominantly formed by childless couples (22.7%), versus 12.2% formed by couples with children.

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Percentage of people who view themselves as above their parents or grandparents on the social ladder

Percentage of people who view themselves as above their parents or grandparents on the social ladder

Social Inclusion

Some 29% of Spaniards have a social position above that of their parents, and over 40% believe they have risen above their grandparents on the social ladder.

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Number of generations necessary so that those born in families with low incomes can reach the average level of income in their society

Number of generations necessary so that those born in families with low incomes can reach the average level of income in their society

Social Inclusion

In Spain, according to this indicator, it takes four generations to improve the incomes of families with precarious finances.

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Fertility rate

Fertility rate

Social Inclusion

The fertility rate in Spain is 1.23 children per woman, the second lowest rate among European Union countries.

«Creative work favours innovation and, therefore, growth»

Hasan Bakhshi, Director de Industrias Creativas, NESTA

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

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.

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Series of seminars at CaixaForum Macaya: “Technology, Business and new Cities”

Is it necessary to humanise technology more? In this seminar series that we are organising with the Knowledge Innovation Market Bcn (KIMbcn) Foundation, we will be debating on how the digital transformation should contribute towards achieving social and environmental goals.

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Digital Economy and Society Index

Spain stands at the head of the countries of the EU-27 in the global computation of digital society indicators (connectivity, Internet use, etc). Portugal, however, is situated at the tail end.

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Human capital formation

Rate of early leavers from education and training in Spain and EU-27.

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Inequality in income distribution

The redistributive effect of social transfers is lower in Spain than in the EU-27.

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Challenges faced by high culture to attract new audiences in the digital arena

Challenges faced by high culture to attract new audiences in the digital arena

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Theatre, opera, classical music, dance… Can digital consumption be an opportunity to attract new audiences to so-called high culture?

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New forms of cultural participation

New forms of cultural participation

Culture

Income level influences habits in cultural participation online. What happens in our peer countries?

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The arts and the advancement of the economy and society

The arts and the advancement of the economy and society

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What relationship exists between art and economics? We present two books that study the importance of creativity and innovation in the arts, as well as how art contributes to economic development.

«If we are capable of living healthily, living more years does not mean more dependency»

María Blasco, Director of the National Centre for Oncological Research (CNIO)

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Evolution of science and technology in Portugal and Spain

The European Union set a target for the business sector to invest 2% of GDP in R&D. How is the convergence of Spain and Portugal towards this goal progressing?

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You can now view the discussion "Research and Innovation in Spain and Portugal"

What are the most decisive factors in a country’s research and innovation systems? You can see the video of the discussion we organised to debate this issue here.

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The use of public engagement for technological innovation

What is society’s opinion regarding the possible impacts of science and technology? Establishing citizen participation mechanisms is necessary to generate confidence and detect points for improvement.

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Expenditure on R&D by sectors

In 2019, the percentage of total public spending assigned to R&D was 1.24% in Spain and 0.82% in Portugal, both below the EU-27 average.

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Innovative companies and business cooperation on R&D activities

In Spain and Portugal, the proportion of innovative companies, and the degree to which these collaborate with other companies and organisations, is below the EU-27 average.

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Gambling addiction in adolescence: betting, technologies and drug use

Gambling addiction in adolescence: betting, technologies and drug use

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According to this study, the most popular form of gambling among teenagers is sports betting, and there is a higher level of online gambling addiction among boys.

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From Moderate to Hyperconnected Users: Six Smartphone Use Profiles and Their Impact on Personal Well-being

From Moderate to Hyperconnected Users: Six Smartphone Use Profiles and Their Impact on Personal Well-being

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What use are young Spaniards making of mobile phones? This study indicates that 19% are hyperconnected, showing difficulties in controlling the use of this technology.

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Can algorithms expose tax fraud?

Can algorithms expose tax fraud?

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Things are becoming increasingly difficult for tax evaders, with the new big data and artificial intelligence techniques that detect hidden wealth, the abuse of aggressive tax engineering and money laundering.

“Fighting climate change will benefit our health enormously”

María Neira, Director of the Department of Public Health, Environmental and Social Determinants of Health,
World Health Organization (WHO)

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Dependence for personal care

How many people aged over 65 years have difficulties in performing some of the basic activities of everyday life? In our country, 33% of people aged over 65 years have problems washing themselves independently.

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Public investment in elderly people

What percentage of public spending is allocated to elderly people? The tendency in European countries has been to increase the weight of the resources allocated to this group.

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Environment and employment: is there a prize for clean play?

The Social Observatory of “la Caixa” wonders whether it is possible to combine concern for the environment with economic growth. This study, one of the first in its field, shows a positive link between eco-innovation and the creation of employment, even in periods of recession.

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The challenge of climate change

How has the Earth’s average temperature evolved since 1880? The years 2014, 2015, 2016 and 2017 were the hottest on record.

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Long-Term Care following the Great Recession in European countries

Economic crises bring with them numerous political decisions that affect healthcare systems. In this article by the Social Observatory of “la Caixa”, we analyse the effects of the crisis on the reform of the long-term care system in European countries.

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Gambling addiction in adolescence: betting, technologies and drug use

Gambling addiction in adolescence: betting, technologies and drug use

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According to this study, the most popular form of gambling among teenagers is sports betting, and there is a higher level of online gambling addiction among boys.

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From Moderate to Hyperconnected Users: Six Smartphone Use Profiles and Their Impact on Personal Well-being

From Moderate to Hyperconnected Users: Six Smartphone Use Profiles and Their Impact on Personal Well-being

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What use are young Spaniards making of mobile phones? This study indicates that 19% are hyperconnected, showing difficulties in controlling the use of this technology.

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Can algorithms expose tax fraud?

Can algorithms expose tax fraud?

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Things are becoming increasingly difficult for tax evaders, with the new big data and artificial intelligence techniques that detect hidden wealth, the abuse of aggressive tax engineering and money laundering.