Which family factors affect children’s development at school?

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Which family factors affect children’s development at school?


Social Inclusion
Diederik Boertien, Centre for Demographic Studies, Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona

Spanish families changed significantly in the last two decades. To what point do socioeconomic factors or family structure influence children’s progress at school?

How are household chores divided in female breadwinner couples?

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How are household chores divided in female breadwinner couples?


Social Inclusion
Joan Garcia Román, Centre for Demographic Studies (UAB); "la Caixa” Social Observatory Award for the best article in the field of Social Inclusion

When the number of female breadwinner couples increases, the division of household chores should be more equitable. Is this really true or do women continue to shoulder a greater workload?

“When grandparents contribute to childcare, the birth rate increases”

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“When grandparents contribute to childcare, the birth rate increases”


Social Inclusion
Aart Liefbroer, sociologist and researcher at the Netherlands Interdisciplinary Demographic Institute

Do we reproduce the behaviour of our parents? Aart Liefbroer talks to us about the intergenerational transmission of demographic behaviour.

Inequality: The Costs to Families

Review

Inequality: The Costs to Families


Social Inclusion
Frances Goldscheider, University Professor of Sociology, emerita, Brown University

How do economic problems affect family stability? The books reviewed tackle changes in gender roles at work and the instability generated by socioeconomic inequality.

Learning together, growing as a family

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Learning together, growing as a family


Social Inclusion
Nuria Fuentes-Peláez and Ainoa Mateos, coordinators, Faculty of Education, University of Barcelona

A psychoeducational programme from a positive parenting perspective to promote, among others, affective bonds and educational relationships within the family setting.

How are our households made up?

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How are our households made up?


Social Inclusion

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? 

Households at risk of poverty and social exclusion

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Households at risk of poverty and social exclusion


Social Inclusion

Is there a greater risk of poverty and social exclusion among single-parent households? 48% of such homes suffered  economic difficulties in Spain in 2017.

Can families afford access to childcare services?

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Can families afford access to childcare services?


Social Inclusion

32.5% of Spanish single-parent families say that they have significant difficulties in paying for childcare services. Do households with two adults have easier access to these services?

What are the main reasons that make access to services provided by nurseries difficult?

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What are the main reasons that make access to services provided by nurseries difficult?


Social Inclusion

Economic reasons, availability of places, distance, timetable flexibility, etc. What factors determine access to nurseries?

Situation of households and performance of students

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Situation of households and performance of students


Social Inclusion

We analyse the difference between the average scores in reading and mathematics for pupils according to their family income levels. Are we above or below neighbouring countries?

What type of housing do Spanish families live in?

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What type of housing do Spanish families live in?


Social Inclusion

80.1% of households with two adults and no children live in an owned home. In the case of single-parent households, this percentage falls to 65%.

Difficulties of families related with housing

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Difficulties of families related with housing


Social Inclusion

54.5% of single-parent households have no capacity to tackle unforeseen expenses. What type of material shortages do other households have? 

Concentration of low-intensity employment in single-parent households.

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Concentration of low-intensity employment in single-parent households.


Social Inclusion

The highest percentage of households with very low employment intensity stands at 24.6% and corresponds to single-parent households. What happens with other households?

Are families with children in the household happier?

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Are families with children in the household happier?


Social Inclusion

Which homes are the happiest? Families with children state that they are happier than those without children to look after.

Participation in cultural activities

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Participation in cultural activities


Social Inclusion

Do families with children attend cultural activities more  often? This indicator shows the percentage of cultural participation according to household type. 

Barriers to cultural participation according to household type

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Barriers to cultural participation according to household type


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16.5% of families with children in the home cannot afford to enjoy cultural activities, a percentage that increases to 20.3% in the case of single-parent households.