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Safety vs pleasure: Are the sexual motives of people in Portugal and Spain linked to their sexual health knowledge and practices?

This article examines how being motivated by disease prevention (“safety”) or pleasure promotion (“pleasure”) shapes the way people construe sexual health and pursue their sexual goals.

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The role of science and technology in the configuration of Portugal and Spain over the last five centuries

How has science developed in Portugal and Spain and how has it influenced the construction of the Iberian nations? The two books reviewed here analyse the subject.

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Eco-Innovation Index

Portugal is in an intermediate situation in relation to the leading countries in environmental innovation, whereas Spain is among the leading countries.

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Women inventors

Who invents most: men or women? The proportion in Portugal is one out of every four and in Spain, one out of every fiver. Do they exceed the European average?

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Authorship of scientific publications, by sex

Who publishes most: men or women? The percentage of women who publish in the STEM areas in Portugal and Spain is higher than the European average, which reflects how the proportion of women researchers in the academic sector exceeds, in turn, the European average.

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Percentage of people who view themselves as above their parents or grandparents on the social ladder

Percentage of people who view themselves as above their parents or grandparents on the social ladder


Some 29% of Spaniards have a social position above that of their parents, and over 40% believe they have risen above their grandparents on the social ladder.

Number of generations necessary so that those born in families with low incomes can reach the average level of income in their society

Number of generations necessary so that those born in families with low incomes can reach the average level of income in their society


In Spain, according to this indicator, it takes four generations to improve the incomes of families with precarious finances.

Fertility rate

Fertility rate


The fertility rate in Spain is 1.23 children per woman, the second lowest rate among European Union countries.