Are intermediate jobs disappearing? The myth of labour polarisation in Europe

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Are intermediate jobs disappearing? The myth of labour polarisation in Europe

April 2021

Social Inclusion
Daniel Oesch, Universidade de Lausana, Suíça;Giorgio Piccitto, Universidade Bocconi de Milão, Itália

Is labour polarisation occurring in Europe? This study, prior to the covid-19 crisis, shows that in Spain, in barely 25 years, employment in higher-quality occupations has almost doubled. 

Housing system and welfare state. The Spanish case within the European context

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Housing system and welfare state. The Spanish case within the European context

April 2021

Social Inclusion
Jordi Bosch,, Universidade Pompeu Fabra;Carme Trilla,, Barcelona Metropolitan Housing Observatory;Adaptation: Xavier Aguilar

The welfare system in Spain has never paid great attention to housing. However, it is a key aspect and one that has repercussions in other dimensions such as health and education.

Who is affected by loneliness and social isolation?

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Who is affected by loneliness and social isolation?

April 2021

Social Inclusion
Javier Yanguas, Amaya Cilvetti e Cristina Segura, “la Caixa” Programme for Elderly People

The most visible face of loneliness is the feeling of not having people to call on or trust in case of need. Who does it affect most? We analyse the influence of factors such as age and gender.  

Housework and childcare during the lockdown, tasks undertaken mainly by women

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Housework and childcare during the lockdown, tasks undertaken mainly by women

April 2021

Social Inclusion
Lídia Farré, Universitat de Barcelona and IAE-CSIC;Libertad González, Universitat Pompeu Fabra and Barcelona GSE

Despite a slight increase in participation by men, this study shows that housework and childcare represented a heavier workload for women during the lockdown.

The Impact of Covid-19 on Poverty and Inequality in Portugal and the Cushioning Effect of Policies

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The Impact of Covid-19 on Poverty and Inequality in Portugal and the Cushioning Effect of Policies

May 2021

Social Inclusion
Joana Silva, Anna Bernard, Francisco Espiga e Madalena Gaspar, PROSPER (Católica-Lisbon’s Center of Economics for Prosperity)

What was the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic on poverty and inequality in Portugal? This article demonstrates how the crisis caused by the pandemic resulted in a loss of income for the Portuguese population and how its impact was asymmetric in the different regions of the country.

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