The Social Observatory of ”la Caixa” is a laboratory of ideas whose aim is to analyse real circumstances and situations in society, particularly related to ”la Caixa” Foundation's areas of action such as social inclusion, education, science and culture.
How many people do we know?
According to this study, we frequently interact with an average of 536 acquaintances, but the number is different for each person. What factors influence the size of our relationship circles?
Why are there fewer women in manual occupations?
Two out of every three workers in manual occupations are men, and women continue to be a minority in occupations such as construction, and industry. What factors influence segregation by gender in the labour market?
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.