Session 2: PhD Sims: Social Stories (Social Sciences)

Single-mothers’ time allocation

Núria García-Saladrigas

  I analyse the time-use of single-mother households compared to households with two parents. I calculate the amount of time spent in daily activities by the mother to measure the time devoted to care-giving, housework, work, personal care and leisure. Women who form single-mother families are the main family supporters, therefore they have higher employment rates. For this reason, I hypothesize …

Measuring Social Welfare within the Mental Health Complex Ecosystem through collective research and citizen science practices

Anna Cigarini

Within the context of the deinstitutionalization of mental health services we developed a framework through which conceptualize and measure the functioning of mental health communities. We focused our attention on the exploration of the multiple interactions that comprise all actors involved in the recovery process. We stressed the need to look at the mental health collective as a complex system …

Evaluation of the impact of ambient temperatures on work-related injuries in Spain

Erica Martinez Solanas

Introduction: Extreme heat has been associated with higher rates of mortality and morbidity. Excess cold and heat may also influence the occurrence of work-related injuries, but this hypothesis has not been previously explored in detail. Objective: To analyse the relationship between ambient temperatures and work-related injuries in Spain. Methods: Daily number of work-related injuries with at least 1 day of …

Change your world in 3 steps, if all participants want! Method of Social Interaction in Communication (MisCom, Spanish acronym)

José Miguel Gámez Pérez

The traditional social sciences, increasingly, seem to have lapsed in their role of interpreting and / or solving society’s problems. Some changes are necessary to provide answers to people, especially the most vulnerable, because communities merit both meeting their needs and having the voice (power) to participate and decide in these processes. How to get this easily and with the …

Hamas' Press releases: a Critical Discourse Analysis Study

Pamela Murgia

Hamas, acronym for “Islamic Resistance Movement”, was born in 1987 on the wake of the first Intifada from a branch of the Muslim Brotherhood with the aim to oppose active resistance to Israel. Hamas won the legislative elections in 2006 and was entitled the rule of Gaza. This was a significant change in the Movement’s position towards the elective system of the Palestinian …

Computer Simulation to understand the co-evolution of culture and economy.

Simon Carrignon

Cultural changes comprise processes that modify the spread of information by social interaction within a population. To model and understand those processes, a growing number of social scientists are using Evolutionary Theory and formal models. We follow this trend and present a multi agent model to study how social learning strategies and cultural changes impact economic and trade dynamics. Economics …

Impact of aging in long-run economic growth: an analysis based on patterns of consumption, labor market, age structure, and relationships about economic dependency of the population: Bogota (Colombia) 1985 – 2015

Romel Rodriguez Hernandez

The doctoral research proposed, based on the definition, current context and implications of aging as a recent phenomenon, aims to determine the impact of aging on the potential economic growth of Bogotá (long-term), under the premise of active aging, whose is involving a continuous and dynamic participation of the elderly process in social, economic, cultural and spiritual facts, despite of …

Submarine cables: problems of legal regulation under International Law

Daria Shvets

Last decades are characterized by continuous growth and development of new technologies and their subsequent incorporation into life. A great significance in the modern world is assigned to technologies related to data transmission as one of the most valuable resources nowadays. Most people mistakenly believe that almost all flows of information daily plying around the world are transmitted by satellites. In …

"Give me a chance and I'll take it from here"— Language policy and indigenous languages: Latin American and European experiences applied in Mexico

Daniel Isaac Hernández Espíndola

What may Catalonia, Luxembourg, Scotland, Peru, Bolivia, Paraguay and Mexico have in common? At first glance, anything at all. Yet there are some things that set common patterns between them. This on-going research analyzes how these countries and regions have established a precedent in valuing linguistic diversity by creating policies that have allowed indigenous and minority languages to be empowered, protected and spread …

Quan demanes un desig… Walt Disney in Catalan Language

Jorge Pérez de la Torre

The Walt Disney films will remain in our memory as responsible for the best moments of our childhood. In spite of the enormous fame of its filmography, little is known about the existence of the versions in Catalan language, or they are considered a modern reality, of barely four films. However, these are produced since 21 years ago, and taking …