Highlights

How do gender, experience and caseload affect judicial decisions on intimate-partner violence cases?

Article

How do gender, experience and caseload affect judicial decisions on intimate-partner violence cases?


Social Inclusion
Joan-Josep Vallbé and Carmen Ramírez-Folch, Department of Political Science, Universitat de Barcelona;

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

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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?

Article

Do men live in wealthier households than women?


Social Inclusion
Diederik Boertien, Centre d’Estudis Demogràfics;

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

Article

The STEM field is failing to attract female talent


Science
Mireia Usart, Sònia Sánchez-Canut and Beatriz Lores, Universitat Rovira i Virgili;

In Spain, only 16% of STEM professionals are women.  We analyse this gender gap.

Disability, inequality and income redistribution

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Disability, inequality and income redistribution


Social Inclusion
Elena Bárcena, Salvador Pérez and Fernando Morilla, University of Málaga;

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?

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


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.

Last publications

Wage inequality during the pandemic: public subsidies

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Wage inequality during the pandemic: public subsidies


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 home care for older people be improved?

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Can home care for older people be improved?


Social Inclusion
Jésica de Armas, Bruno Vieira and Helena Ramalhinho, Universitat Pompeu Fabra;

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

Dossier

Research and Innovation in Spain and Portugal


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.

Conference series

Series of seminars: Algorithms and bias

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Series of seminars: Algorithms and bias


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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

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Series of seminars: Technology, Business and new Cities


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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.

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