Over 9 hours a day spent in front of screens

We analyse the effects of technology use during lockdow.


    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.


    The Social Observatory promotes an in-depth, constant analysis of Spain to uncover the problems affecting its society, not only the more obvious concerns but also those which are more difficult to detect. This work undoubtedly provides valuable, scientifically-based knowledge which we believe will contribute towards a more open and global society.


    The aim of this initiative is to enhance debate and dialogue concerning the new challenges for society arising on a daily basis. To achieve this, we provide society with social indicators, many of them created by the Observatory, as well as recent studies, reviews of books with innovative ideas and interviews with experts to provide an insight into the real situation we are facing and to reflect on it.

Alma, la red social social

viernes, 8 mar. 2019

El camino imparable de la mujer
con Lucía Méndez

Los medios tienen una responsabilidad a la hora de favorecer el empoderamiento de la mujer. Eso es algo que sabe bien la periodista Lucía Méndez, cuyo compromiso la ha hecho merecedora del Reconocimiento 8 de Marzo de la Comunidad de Madrid.


  • Analysis of social needs of children

    Deprivations during childhood become unequal opportunities in adulthood. Understanding the conditions in which this population segment lived prior to the covid-19 crisis can help to prepare for the future.

    READ THE ARTICLE "Analysis of social needs of children"

  • Analysis of social needs of youth

    A lack of professional opportunities and labour precarity mean that young people are very vulnerable to economic crises. What were the circumstances of this group prior to covid-19?

    READ THE ARTICLE "Analysis of social needs of youth"

  • Analysis of social needs of senior citizens

    Elderly people enjoy greater economic stability but suffer from a worse state of health. We analyse the situation of this population segment prior to the drastic change caused by covid-19.

    READ THE ARTICLE "Analysis of social needs of senior citizens"

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