Social transfers targeting children: the best way to fight child poverty?

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Social transfers targeting children: the best way to fight child poverty?

April 2021

Social inclusion
Elena Bárcena, M. Carmen Branco e Salvador Pérez, Universidade de Málaga;

In Spain barely 3.3% of the total of social transfers in the year 2016 targeted children, against the European average of 9%. However, this study shows that it is the most effective way of eradicating poverty.

Do women have fewer opportunities to be hired?

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Do women have fewer opportunities to be hired?

April 2021

Social inclusion
Clara Cortina, M. José González e Jorge Rodríguez, Universidade Pompeu Fabra;

An experiment in gender discrimination confirms that, under equal conditions, women have 30% fewer probabilities of being invited to a job interview.

Why do children from disadvantaged families have a higher risk of developing childhood obesity?

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Why do children from disadvantaged families have a higher risk of developing childhood obesity?

April 2021

Social inclusion
Ana R. Sepúlveda, Tatiana Lacruz, Santos Solano, Marta Rojo, Francisco J. Román e Miriam Branco, Grupo de Investigação ANOBAS, Universidade Autónoma de Madrid (UAM); Adapted by: Sílvia Galilea e Carina Bellver (StoryData);

Does childhood obesity as a result of a disadvantaged family environment exist? 

What influences people’s social position most: their family background or their skills?

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What influences people’s social position most: their family background or their skills?

April 2021

Social inclusion
Gøsta Esping-Andersen, Universidade Pompeu Fabra; Jorge Cimentada, Max Planck Institute of Demographic Research;

We analyse the relative influence of the family background and the skills of each person on social mobility. Are there differences between the Nordic countries and those in southern Europe such as Italy and Spain? 

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.

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