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Social Equity Initiative
In 2019 ”la Caixa” Foundation, BPI and Nova School of Business & Economics (Nova SBE) joined forces to launch the Social Equity Initiative, a partnership that aims to promote the social sector in Portugal in the long run.
November 16, 2022
1. No poverty

1. No poverty

Eradicate poverty in all its forms everywhere

10. Reduced inequalities

Reduce inequalities within countries and between countries

17. Partnerships for the goals

Strengthen the means of implementation and revitalize the Global Partnership for Sustainable Development

Portugal, Social Balance 2020 Report

This year’s edition of the Portugal, Balanço Social [Portugal, Social Balance] includes a special chapter dedicated to the impact of the first wave of the COVID-19 pandemic on those with the greatest economic fragility and poverty situations. It also brings together several datasets to assess the pandemic crisis on health, education, the labor market, savings, consumption, and indebtedness.

The yearly report Portugal, Balanço Social [Portugal, Social Balance] aims to draw a socioeconomic portrait of Portuguese families and provide a basis for cross-sectional discussion on poverty and social exclusion in the country. The document describes poverty regarding income and addresses differences in employment status, access to education and health, housing conditions, and social and political participation. It also mentions the persistence of poverty, regional differences, inequality in income distribution, the impact of public policies in the mitigation of poverty, and the population's perceptions and attitudes towards the welfare state.

Academic Director: Susana Peralta

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Social Equity Initiative
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