Portugal, Social Balance 2022
Digitalisation, automation, and the Portuguese labour market
This article builds on research that seeks to address the impact of digital transformation on jobs and employment, from an analysis focused on the labour market in Portugal. In order to explore the impact of digitalisation on the Portuguese workforce, the authors analysed the survey data, collected between April and July 2022, from a representative sample of 2,000 active workers in Portugal.
Do Portuguese and Spanish young people use mobile phones differently?
Young people in both countries use mobile phones in similar ways, but there are slight differences between profiles that may influence their well-being.
Loneliness and social media: why do we feel lonely in the most crowded spaces in the world?
The use of social networks often becomes compulsive. The more frequent and compulsive their use becomes, the more likely it is that feelings of loneliness will be reported. Why does this happen?
Digital skills and gender equality: perceptions among primary school teachers
The DIGEQUALGENDER project aimed to take advantage of the impetus that the covid-19 pandemic brought to the digitalisation of education and pedagogical practices and educational activities among primary school teachers in mainland Portugal, to find strategies that can promote gender equality in Sciences, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) in the first years of basic education.
Looking beyond mobile phones to understand the well-being of Portuguese young adults
In the current context of the COVID-19 pandemic, technologies such as the mobile phone are a double-edged sword. The results of this study show that, on the one hand, problematic use of mobile technologies is associated with lower levels of well-being among young adults. On the other hand, Portuguese young adults believe that mobile technologies have been essential to their well-being through the lockdowns and social distancing rules triggered by the pandemic.