Crisis and social division in Europe: causes and effects in Spain

Consuelo León
UIC Barcelona

The crisis which we have been experiencing since 2007 at a global level is extraordinarily complex, and its effects on some of the most basic characteristics of our societies are only just beginning to be seen. There is a risk that the financial crisis of 2007 has been evolving into a crisis of social cohesion since 2010 –at least in some countries, such as Spain– and this transformation process involves different factors which feed off each other. For this reason, it is not easy to predict to what extent the social cohesion of societies like the ones in Europe, in which this characteristic had become a symbol of identity, may be affected.


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Crisis, social division, Europe, inequality, poverty, family