The Social Observatory of the ”la Caixa” Foundation is a space for analysis, debate and reflection that aims to study the state of society and the challenges facing it today and to spread knowledge of the social sciences and humanities, with special emphasis on the areas in which the ”la Caixa” Foundation is involved, such as social action, education, science and culture.
The Social Observatory seeks to generate rigorous and up-to-the-minute knowledge of the society in which we live and to disseminate it in order to enrich public debate. Without question this is valuable knowledge with a scientific base that we believe helps to forge a more open and global society.
The Social Observatory supports research and reflection with the goal of becoming a reference point for the dissemination of relevant and current knowledge and making it more accessible to all segments of society, as a way of contributing to the progress of the reality that surrounds us. With this vocation, it shares the content that it generates through different formats from publications to activities.
Connect Call: from research to the social sector
The Social Observatory is launching this call with the aim of promoting the relationship and combined work between the research sphere and the practice sphere (social sector and public administration) and of increasing the social impact of both spheres.
Social Research Call
The Social Observatory of ”la Caixa” Foundation launches an open and competitive call to fund excellent, innovative and socially-oriented research projects. Proposals must generate new knowledge to broaden our understanding of the major challenges of today’s society, using quantitative methods.
We’re bringing out a new website in Portugal:
o Observatório Social
The Social Observatory of the ”la Caixa” Foundation is bringing out a new version of its website in Portuguese to analyse the social situation there.
Why don’t women have all the children they say they want?
Spain is one of EU countries with the highest proportion of childless women. Why?
Intergenerational equity as a guarantee of social well-being
How are resources transferred between generations? This article gives you the keys to understanding this issue.
Individual and collective responsibility within the context of the covid-19 pandemic
To fight the pandemic, identifying the psychological factors that influence citizens’ attitudes is fundamental. This study reveals what Spanish people feel responsible for.