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Education and its impact on young people’s opportunities

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Education and its impact on young people’s opportunities


Education
Lígia Ferro, Universidade de Porto; Pedro Abrantes, Universidade Aberta e ISCTE– Instituto Universitário de Lisboa;
What impact does education have on access to the labour market for young people? And on opportunities for social, cultural and sporting participation? We analyse the evolution of educational paths in Portugal and Spain.
Have the labour reforms reduced the temporary employment rate among young workers?

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Have the labour reforms reduced the temporary employment rate among young workers?


Social Inclusion
Alejandro Godino and Oscar Molina, Sociological Research Centre on Everyday Life and Work (QUIT), Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona (UAB); Fátima Suleman, Instituto Universitário de Lisboa (ISCTE-IUL), Dinâmia’CET;
The reduction in the casualisation of young people since the labour reforms is very evident in Spain and almost imperceptible in Portugal. Why?
Personal relationships of young adults in Spain and Portugal: sociability, isolation, and social inequality

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Personal relationships of young adults in Spain and Portugal: sociability, isolation, and social inequality


Social Inclusion
Joan M. Verd, Mireia Bolíbar and Joan Rodríguez-Soler, Centre d’Estudis Sociològics sobre la Vida Quotidiana i el Treball, Institut d’Estudis del Treball, Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona;
What factors contribute most to the social isolation of young people? We analyse the influence of the family network in countries in the south of Europe.
Does the use of social media affect the well-being of adolescents?

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Does the use of social media affect the well-being of adolescents?


Science
Isabel Rodríguez de Dios and Emma Rodero, Universitat Pompeu Fabra;
Eight out of every ten adolescents consume contents on social media every day, but their well-being is more related with their experiences on social media than their frequency of use.
The Social Value of Culture,
by Antonio Monegal

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The Social Value of Culture, by Antonio Monegal


Culture is a collection of knowledge that allows us to survive and connects us to our roots and values. However, it is also the driving force behind our critical thinking and bolsters our ability to decide.
Inequality of carbon emissions across income and age in Spain

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Inequality of carbon emissions across income and age in Spain


Stefan Drews, Institute of Environmental Science and Technology (Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona) and Universidad de Málaga; Théo Konc, Technical University of Berlin and Potsdam Institute of Climate Impact Research (PIK);
The higher the income, the higher the carbon footprint? This study shows that this is the case and that the top 1% of carbon emitters have a carbon footprint that is 7 times higher than the average.

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Teen dating violence

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Teen dating violence


Social Inclusion
Noemí Pereda, Marta Codina and Diego A. Díaz-Faes, Universitat de Barcelona;
Among adolescents, 10.1% have been victims of controlling behaviour in their relationships and, according to this report, girls aged between 14 and 17 report suffering more control than boys.
Place your investments or place your bets? Relationship between gambling addiction and trading

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Place your investments or place your bets? Relationship between gambling addiction and trading


Social Inclusion
Ainhoa Coloma-Carmona and José Luis Carballo, Center for Applied Psychology, Miguel Hernández University of Elche; Fernando Miró-Llinares and Jesús C. Aguerri, RÍMINA, Miguel Hernández University of Elche;
13% of Spanish people have invested in the last year, mostly in cryptocurrencies or the stock markets. What relationship exists between gaming/gambling addiction, bets in videogames, and investments in financial assets?
Youth perception of carbon inequality

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Youth perception of carbon inequality


Science
Stefan Drews, Institute of Environmental Science and Technology, Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona (Spain), University of Málaga (Spain); Théo Konc, Technical University of Berlin (Germany), Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research (Germany);
What do young people think about differences in carbon footprints and to what extent do they favour or oppose policy interventions? According to this study, many of them would apply taxes to reduce inequalities.

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Technology, citizenship, and new realities

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Technology, citizenship, and new realities


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Technology opens up a world of possibilities, such as telemedicine; But it also means reflecting on some challenges, such as how to prevent the digitalisation of patients from leading to social isolation or from creating a digital divide with some groups. We will talk about all this in this series of conferences organized together with the KIMbcn Foundation.

The impact of the digital transformation of work on vulnerable groups

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The impact of the digital transformation of work on vulnerable groups


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How is the digital transformation of work impacting on the most vulnerable groups in our society? In this series of seminars, we will be analysing concepts such as algorithmic discrimination, and trends in the digitalisation of work for inclusion and reintegration into the workplace.

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