Research from the Universitiy of Valencia (UV) and the University of Alcalà (UAH) has shown that, during the Franco regime, in Spain the number of conceptions of daughters and sons during Lent was lower than before and after this period of the Catholic calendar, following the precept of sexual abstinence. The study, published in the prestigious European Journal of Population, suggests that the change in the reproductive pattern experienced since 1975 is due to cultural factors such as the secularisation of society and the universalisation of the use of contraceptive methods, as well as family planning.
Three specialists in Labour and Social Security Law from the universities of València, Seville and Santiago de Compostela have analysed whether telework is a right or an obligation, how to control compliance with labour obligations, how to compensate the use of workers’ own means or what role social agents must have in their negotiation. Currently in Spain approximately 10 million people telework as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Fear of COVID-19 and mandatory social isolation can result in psychological consequences and alter emotional states in children and adolescents. Aiming to identify emotional symptoms within these cohorts, researchers from the Health Psychology Department at the Miguel Hernández University of Elche (UMH) are leading a study whose goal is to offer them an online intervention program that helps them enhance their coping skills and reduce emotional problems. Read More
The study, on over 1,500 youths aged 11 to 19 in the Valencian Community, reveals differences between boys and girls in the time and money invested in videogames, as well as the most used platform and types of videogames. Read More
Rosa Roig, Cristina Aybar and José Manuel Pavía, professors at the University of Valencia, have concluded that the gender gap in political knowledge narrows as the modernisation process of Spain progresses. After analysing 600,000 CIS surveys from 1996 to 2017, in an article published in the scientific journal Sustainability, they affirm that transformation in a post-industrial country affects traditional gender roles and cultural patterns, which in turn impacts the political behaviour of its citizens, with female access to political knowledge. Read More
The Institutional Legal Clinical Chair at the Miguel Hernández University of Elche (UMH), which operates under the institution’s Vice-Rectorate for Institutional Relations, has coordinated the production of the Basic Legal Guide to COVID-19, which aims to clarify the issues and terminology that are currently most concerning to people who are non-experts on legal matters. Their guide provides information in the form of questions frequently asked about different aspects of occupational, contractual, economic, and family matters following the declaration of the State of Emergency in Spain and the establishment of confinement measures. Read More
The Vice Rectorate for Inclusion, Sustainability and Athletics, in collaboration with the Center for Applied Psychology and Health Psychology Department at the Miguel Hernández University of Elche (UMH), has created the COVID-19: Personal Resources and Strengths against COVID-19 tool. Read More
The study, developed by two researchers from the Universitat Jaume I and the Universidad de Murcia, analyses data from all over Spain since the first day of confinement collected through a web questionnaire. Read More
Among other conclusions, the study also adds that 33% of people polled declare they spend more on wine during confinement. Furthermore, solitary consumption has increased and the phenomenon of digital snacking has emerged. Read More
Research from the universities of Alicante and St Andrews (United Kingdom) warns that the Roma community suffers from the impact of the coronavirus in an extreme way. Read More