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

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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.

Wage inequality during the pandemic: public subsidies

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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.

Can an Internet-delivered psychological intervention improve wellbeing in patients with fibromyalgia?

Article

Can an Internet-delivered psychological intervention improve wellbeing in patients with fibromyalgia?

May 2022

Science
Guadalupe Molinari, Carlos Suso-Ribera, Mónica Navarro Sánchez, Diana Castilla, Rosa María Baños, Cristina Botella and Azucena García-Palacios, CIBEROBN, Universitat Jaume I, Universitat de València

After a psychological intervention online, 39% of the patients with fibromyalgia who participated in the study reported a moderate improvement in their mood.

Research and Innovation in Spain and Portugal

Dossier

Research and Innovation in Spain and Portugal

April 2022

Science

What are the factors that define a country’s research and innovation system? The eleventh Dossier from the Social Observatory of the ”la Caixa” Foundation analyses the case of Spain and Portugal in international comparison.

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

Article

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

March 2022

Education
Toni Mora, IRAPP, Universitat Internacional de Catalunya;Josep-Oriol Escardíbul, IEB, Universitat de Barcelona;Pilar Pineda-Herrero, EFI, Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona

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.

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.

Democratic dilemmas posed by the pandemic, one year on

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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?

The demographic dividend, an opportunity for the development of the economy and the welfare state

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The demographic dividend, an opportunity for the development of the economy and the welfare state

November 2021

Social Inclusion
Ronald Lee, CEDA, University of California, Berkeley;Andrew Mason, University of Hawaii, co-founders of the NTA project

How can the experience of the developed world help other regions of the planet that are in earlier phases of demographic transition?

Balancing the welfare state

Article

Balancing the welfare state

November 2021

Social Inclusion
Concepció Patxot and Gianko Michailidis, Universitat de Barcelona

Is the welfare state biased in favour of elderly people? This article analyses the financial sustainability of the current system.

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