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.
Can an Internet-delivered psychological intervention improve wellbeing in patients with fibromyalgia?
After a psychological intervention online, 39% of the patients with fibromyalgia who participated in the study reported a moderate improvement in their mood.
Wage inequality during the pandemic: public subsidies
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.
Human resources for research in Spain and Portugal
People who work in research are a pillar of the system. Are the working conditions of this sector favourable in Spain and Portugal or are they forcing a brain drain?
Scientists and engineers by sex
Portugal, together with Denmark, is an exception within the framework of the EU-27 and has percentages of women scientists and engineers that slightly exceed the European average.
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.
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.
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?
“Research can’t be simply turned on and off like a tap; it requires investment in the long term”
Andrew W. Wyckoff, the OECD’s current director of Science, Technology and Innovation, reviews the major challenges posed by the digital transformation in the economic, social and educational sphere.
Democratic dilemmas posed by the pandemic, one year on
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?
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.
Series of seminars at CaixaForum Macaya: Social sciences, risk society and public policies
In this series of seminars we examine the role that Social Sciences play in the current context of growing uncertainty and complexity.
The role of science and technology in the configuration of Spain and Portugal over the last five centuries
How has science developed in Spain and Portugal and how has it influenced the construction of the Iberian nations? The two books reviewed here analyse the subject.
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.
Understanding immigration to coexist in the future
Immigration causes economic, political, and cultural changes in host societies. These two works propose intelligent, innovative, and collaborative solutions to tackle the challenges of immigration.
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