An experimental examination of attentional bias in medical care during the covid-19 pandemic
In many countries, the incidence, prevalence, and mortality rates of the covid-19 virus have disproportionately affected non-white people, but there is a lack of published data explaining this phenomenon. Are admissions to intensive care units proportional among white and black people? Are physicians more likely to, unknowingly, pay more attention to white patients and therefore be more likely to offer them life-saving intensive care treatment?
Covid-19 pandemic and educational services for children ages 0-3 in Portugal: health measures, pedagogical practices and well-being
This research addresses the implementation of Covid-19 prevention and control measures, pedagogical practices, children’s and professionals’ well-being and digital health literacy in early education services for children ages 0-3 in Portugal.
The Impact of Covid-19 on Poverty and Inequality in Portugal and the Cushioning Effect of Policies
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.
What influences people’s social position most: their family background or their skills?
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 immigrants more ambitious than their non-migrant compatriots?
Does emigration always bring with it a dose of ambition? We analyse whether immigrants are more oriented toward success, risk, and money than their non-migrant compatriots.
Social transfers targeting children: the best way to fight child poverty?
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.
Why do children from disadvantaged families have a higher risk of developing childhood obesity?
Does childhood obesity as a result of a disadvantaged family environment exist?
Is there a motherhood penalty affecting promotion at work? The hidden costs of flexible working hours
Are mothers at a disadvantage when being considered for promotion at work? This study shows that they are not, providing that they have not taken options such as flexible or reduced working hours or teleworking.
Who is affected by loneliness and social isolation?
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.
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