How do gender, experience and caseload affect judicial decisions on intimate-partner violence cases?
Are male and female judges equally likely to grant restraining orders in cases of gender-based violence? According to this study, gender alone is not a determining factor but it is a key factor, together with experience and caseload.
Call to support research projects on education and society
The Social Observatory of the ”la Caixa” Foundation has announced a call to support social science research projects that use quantitative survey data on education and society in Spain.
Do men live in wealthier households than women?
Does a gender gap exist in relation to household wealth? According to this study, the difference is more pronounced at advanced ages since, in old age, women have greater probabilities of being widowed and seeing their wealth limited.
The STEM field is failing to attract female talent
In Spain, only 16% of STEM professionals are women. We analyse this gender gap.
Disability, inequality and income redistribution
What is the economic impact of disability? This report shows that households with at least one member with disability present lower income levels.
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.
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.
Can home care for older people be improved?
Home care for elderly people should reconcile healthcare and care linked to social services. This study provides data on the application of a tool to coordinate and optimise these two types of care.
Research and Innovation in Spain and Portugal
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.
Series of seminars: Algorithms and bias
Algorithms, created to be used in artificial intelligence, also reproduce stereotypes and prejudices. We reflect on this during this series of seminars.
Series of seminars: 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.