UB School of Economics researchers Lídia Farré and David Moriña have been awarded funding by La Caixa for socially-oriented research projects

The Social Observatory of “la Caixa” Foundation has awarded funding for 12 excellent, innovative, and socially-oriented research projects in Spain. UB School of Economics researchers Lídia Farré and David Moriña lead two of these projects.

Lídia Farré developed her research work together with two other UB School of Economics researchers, Laia Maynou, Serra Hunter Assistant Professor, and Marta Curull, PhD in Economics student, as well as with Libertad González, Associate professor at Universitat Pompeu Fabra, in their project -led by Farré- titled “Flexible work arrangements and gender inequality in the labor market”. The main goal of the study is to analyze the impact of workplace flexibility on the functioning of the labor market and more precisely on gender inequality. It will investigate the contribution of gender differences in preferences to pay for flexibility to the persistence of gender inequality.

The project led by David Moriña, titled “Data science against gender-based violence”, will analyse the underreporting in gender-based violence cases registered by the Primary Care system in Catalonia and will identify the potential factors associated with the risk of suffering such violence.

The La Caixa Social Research Call supports excellent social research projects that rely on data to provide quantitative evidence to better understand current and emerging social challenges in an original and innovative approach. A total amount of 1.2 million euros have been awarded this year, with up to 100,000 euros per project and up to 24 months duration.

The call was aimed at proposals led by individual researchers of any nationality who conducted research at a public or private university or research centre legally based in Spain. They also had to demonstrate research independence and evidence of prior achievements.

More information: https://elobservatoriosocial.fundacionlacaixa.org/en/-/social-research-call-2022-src-2022-

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