Joan Miquel Verd

Joan Miquel Verd
Autonomous University of Barcelona | UAB · Departamento de Sociología

PhD in Sociology

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January 1998 - present
Autonomous University of Barcelona
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Publications (105)
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En este artículo se examina longitudinalmente la presencia del empleo irregular en las trayectorias laborales de la población joven de entre 20 y 34 años en el Área Metropolitana de Barcelona. El objetivo es comprobar cómo se articula este tipo de empleo con otras experiencias en el mercado laboral e identificar las diferencias existentes en funció...
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This article explains the factors that led to the use of a hybrid data collection tool—i.e., a single questionnaire designed to collect both quantitative and qualitative data—in two different research projects that focused on the relation between the labour market trajectories of young people and the use and accumulation of network social capital i...
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Recent growth and institutionalization in the field of mixed methods research has provided fertile ground for a wide range of thoughtful criticism of how this research approach has been developed and conceptualized by some members of the mixed methods community. This criticism reflects the increasing maturity of the field as well as the different t...
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The present study draws from data collected with informal recyclers in the autonomous region of Catalonia in northeastern Spain. The purpose of the investigation is to determine the relationship between the formal and informal recycling sectors in Catalonia and determine how each of their activities impacts the other. From the case study in the cit...
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La situación del colectivo de jóvenes en relación con su inserción en el mercado de trabajo es una constante en las agendas institucionales y de investigación en el marco de la Unión Europea. Las recientes crisis económicas y sanitarias no han hecho más que aumentar la preocupación por la inserción de dicho colectivo. Las políticas acti-vas de empl...
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Las recientes crisis económica y sociosanitaria han puesto de manifiesto las debilidades de un mercado de trabajo que acaba expulsando a los colectivos más débiles. Entre ellos, este documento pone el foco en el colectivo de jóvenes y sus dificultades para desarrollar trayectorias laborales estables. Diferentes estudios muestran los efectos negativ...
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Social inequalities are one of the structural problem areas of Western capitalist societies, and are of particular relevance both in Europe and in Latin America. Sociological studies on the issue account for the complexity of the phenomenon by presenting their constitution and consolidation based on the analysis of institutional and subjective aspe...
Technical Report
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La recerca que aquí es presenta defensa la importància del paper del capital social, entès com el conjunt de relacions que faciliten l'accés directe e indirecte a recursos valuosos per a les persones a l’hora d’aconseguir millors oportunitats d’inserció laboral. La recerca busca estudiar el paper que tenen les polítiques actives d'ocupació en la ge...
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In this article, we present the benefits of blending the methodological characteristics of the focused ethnographic method (FEM) and case study research (CSR) for a study on auxiliary work processes in a hospital in Barcelona, Spain. We argue that incorporating CSR logic and principles in the FEM produces a better form of inquiry, as this combinati...
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The goal of this paper is to analyze sets of concepts that are cognitively linked to each other. They build semantically connected environments through Network Discourse Analysis (NDA). NDA is inspired by the algebraic models of Theory and Analysis of Social Networks (TASN) applied to the analysis and interpretation of textual data. In the first se...
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This article analyses the impact of the 2008 recession and subsequent austerity policies on the youth transition regimes of Spain and the UK. These two countries have different employment and social support models. However, both applied similar economic and policy responses to the 2008 recession, which had a marked neoliberal character. The article...
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El presente artículo estudia la política de regulación del servicio público de las comunicaciones entre los años 1847 y 2018 en Colombia. Para ello se analiza la evolución histórica de su dinámica y los cambios en la configuración y estructura de la red de actores implicados. En esta aproximación el análisis de redes sociales (ARS) toma un papel pr...
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Taking as a starting point the relationship between unemployment and the loss of social support put forward by the social exclusion theory, this article aims to analyse how long-term unemployment affects young people’s support networks for job seeking. To do so, it uses the framework of social network analysis. Based on data produced by a personal...
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El capítulo presenta los fundamentos epistemológicos y metodológicos del Análisis Reticular de Discurso (ARD), situándolo en el marco de los análisis de textos de carácter reticular y relacional existentes. En primer lugar se abordan los antecedentes y precursores de este tipo de análisis. En segundo lugar, se presenta el procedimiento y la lógica...
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Since the beginning of the recession period in Europe, unemployment has greatly affected the young adult population. In this context, Spain is regarded as an extreme case, due to its exceptionally high youth unemployment rates. This article seeks to identify the determinants that have led certain groups of Spanish young people to suffer labour mark...
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In this paper we analyze to what extent the design and deployment of the National Youth Guarantee System (SNGJ) in Spain really reflects the objective of developing policies adjusted to the profiles and circumstances of the young population with the greatest difficulties in the labor market. For this purpose, a documentary analysis of the most rele...
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En este artículo se analiza el planteamiento general, diseño, y concreción en medidas específicas del Sistema Nacional de Garantía Juvenil (SNGJ) en España. El objetivo es estudiar en qué medida la garantía juvenil española se ajusta a los principios de tailoring (flexibilidad y aplicación “a medida” de las diferentes medidas) y targeting (orientac...
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A large body of sociological literature has been accumulated regarding the role of personal networks on job insertion. On this topic, the «social resources theory» formulates the proposition that acceding (and mobilizing) better contacts enhances the chances of obtaining higher qualified jobs. Although it is reasonable to claim that job seekers ben...
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This article presents the results of a study on the association between personal contacts and employment in a sample of 250 young adults between 20 and 34 years of age, in the Barcelona metropolitan area. The analysis, based on data from a survey of personal networks, shows that the weight of personal contacts on young people’s insertion in the lab...
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Resumen En el artículo se abordan los cambios en la emancipación residencial de los jóvenes españoles y británicos (personas entre 20 y 35 años) ocurridos tras el inicio de la recesión económica en ambos países. Mediante el uso de la información relativa a la emancipación residencial proveniente de la base de datos EU-SILC se comprueba que el impac...
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Este artículo aborda diferentes temáticas convergentes. Se trata, en primer lugar, de identificar y dar contenido aplicado al concepto de ‘entorno reticular’ basado en la idea de ‘entorno situacional’ que a su vez, ambos, se aproximan al de ‘marco o frame semántico’. Se parte inicialmente del concepto de campo y red semántica hastaprogresivamente l...
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We report on how two different software programs (Camtasia and EdEt) were used in the process of data conversion from qualitative to quantitative format. This process, known as quantitative translation of data, can be considered a specific kind of mixed methods analysis. We show the methodological and technical limits of the programs and the possib...
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We report on how two different software programs (Camtasia and EdEt) were used in the process of data conversion from qualitative to quantitative format. This process, known as quantitative translation of data, can be considered a specific kind of mixed methods analysis. We show the methodological and technical limits of the programs and the possib...
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L'article presenta l'analisi de tres questions de gran rellevancia per a l'estudi de la situacio de la poblacio juvenil al mercat de treball: l'evolucio de les trajectories laborals considerant la simultaneitat d'activitats que les componen, l'impacte de la crisi economica sobre l'articulacio d'aquestes mateixes activitats, i l'us del capital socia...
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Este manual ofrece una explicación clara, detallada y didáctica de las diferentes etapas que constituyen un proceso de investigación cualitativa en el campo de las ciencias sociales, desde el planteamiento de la pregunta a la presentación de los resultados y la redacción del informe final. Se recogen todos los avances recientes en el campo de los m...
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The article analyses the factors that have had a differential effect on the labour trajectories of individuals up to 40 years old during the economic and employment crisis in Spain. To this end, the study specifically examines labour trajectories in the period 2007–2011 using data from a longitudinal panel for Catalonia. First, it uses cluster anal...
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Resumen El artículo presenta los resultados de una investigación cuyo objetivo es analizar de qué modo la crisis económica y del empleo en España ha afectado a las trayectorias laborales de la población menor de 40 años. Las trayectorias durante este período de crisis se analizan desde dos puntos de vista. En primer lugar, descriptivamente, constru...
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Trataremos en este capítulo una evaluación crítica de todo un conjunto de medidas diseñadas en España para paliar la grave situación del colectivo joven que acabamos de describir sucintamente. El sistema de garantía juvenil es sin duda la medida estrella dirigida a este colectivo, pero existen otros planes y medidas que se articulan con este sistem...
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El objetivo de este capítulo consiste en presentar una visión general de la Teoría y Análisis de Redes Sociales (TARS) basada en principios y conceptos generales. No se trata, pues, de reproducir excelentes manuales existentes. El texto se divide en tres partes: la primera se centra en la identidad y especificidad de la TARS, su origen e historia y...
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This article analyses the composition and evolution of migrants’ personal networks during their settlement process. Migration studies have emphasized the relational dimension of the migration process, but the topic has rarely been analysed systematically using social network analysis. Based on ego-network analysis and interviews with Ecuadorian and...
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This article deals with the analysis of homophily and heterophily in ego-centred networks (personal networks). The analysis takes a dual approach. First it uses the classical definition of homophily (in this article called elementary homophily) to compare mutual ties between groups defined by employment status, age and city of residence. These anal...
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The article is based on a part of a research carried on by the QUIT group (from the Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona). The objective of the research is to question critically the dominant conception on thetraining/employment relation, which usually conceives training as a key factor in order to find and/or improve in the job. Starting from the obs...
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Purpose – The aim of this paper is to introduce the special issue of the International Journal of Manpower on capabilities, work and human resource policies and practices. After presenting the main concepts of the capability approach, inspired by Amartya Sen's work, the paper goes on to review the major findings of the contributions to this issue....
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Purpose ‐ The purpose of this paper is to analyse how company policies and strategies affect career development opportunities. Design/methodology/approach ‐ A longitudinal approach is used, combining quantitative and qualitative data. Panel quantitative data have been used to classify different career paths, and biographical interviews conducted to...
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The strength of a tie is feature commonly studied in the analysis of personal networks. It is data apparently simple to create, that offers a great predictive potential on the exchanges that take place within a relationship, and of its position within the network. However, the wide diversity of indicators that can be found in the literature show ev...
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This article links different theoretical-conceptual fields, methodological perspectives and methods usually juxtaposed in sociological work. From a theoretical point of view it focuses on the idea of cohesion and integration as expressions of the distribution of resources of Social Capital. In a perspective between conceptual and methodological iss...
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This article links different theoretical-conceptual fields, methodological perspectives and methods usually juxtaposed in sociological work. From a theoretical point of view it focuses on the idea of cohesion and integration as expressions of the distribution of resources of social Capital. in a perspective between conceptual and methodological iss...
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The strength of a tie is feature commonly studied in the analysis of personal networks. It is data apparently simple to create, that offers a great predictive potential on the exchanges that take place within a relationship, and of its position within the network. However, the wide diversity of indicators that can be found in the literature show ev...
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En el articulo se analizan dos procesos de trabajo auxiliares de un hospital, como son el trabajo administrativo de las Consultas Externas y el trabajo del servicio de Esterilizacion. En concreto, el analisis se concentra en dos aspectos. El primero se refiere a la complejidad producida por el grado de trabajo interactivo de los procesos de trabajo...
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En aquest capítol es fa una anàlisi de la situació de la població jove en relació amb la seva activitat laboral mercantil, és a dir, el capítol se centra en el treball entès com a activitat economica que passa pel filtre del mercat i de l’intercanvi economic, en contraposicio al treball reproductiu o treball domèstic i de cura que quedaria inserit...
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Geographic information systems (GIS) have been used for many years to integrate social and territorial information in quantitative research, but only recently have they been used in qualitative research. Recent advances have allowed qualitative GIS to be incorporated in the latest versions of computer-aided qualitative data analysis software. This...
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Over the past 20 years, the social protection measures devoted to unemployed people in Europe have become more diverse. In an attempt to complement or curb cash transfers, many countries have put measures, services in kind and activation policies at the centre of social protection against unemployment. This article compares two countries with diffe...
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The aim of this concluding article is to bring together the ideas and arguments of the articles that make up this issue so as to present some conclusions and recommendations. The article emphasizes important lessons from this special issue, underlining how Europe has lost its way over recent years by imposing the market as the primary mechanism for...
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El objetivo de la nota de investigación es mostrar en qué medida es posible hablar en España de la existencia de trayectorias laborales permanentemente precarias o discontinuas, más allá del conocido efecto edad. A partir de las variables disponibles para el período 2001-2006 del Panel de Desigualdades de la Fundado Jaume Bofill se ha desarrollado...
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El objetivo de la nota de investigación es mostrar en qué medida es posible hablar en España de la existencia de trayectorias laborales permanentemente precarias o discontinuas, más allá del conocido efecto edad. A partir de las variables disponibles para el período 2001-2006 del Panel de Desigualdades de la Fundació Jaume Bofi ll se ha desarrollad...
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This article highlights the benefits of incorporating the qualitative perspective, and in particular the use of life stories, in studies based on the life-course perspective. These benefits will be illustrated using as an example a study of the effects of social protection measures on career paths based on the theoretical underpinnings of SEN's (19...
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The objective of these papers consists to showing some possibilities of analysis Ego-net about social Cohesion, Linking and Integration. A proposal is done in order to analyze these concepts. The data used in the illustrative examples of the concepts come from a survey of Ego-centered networks in Catalonia.
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This article has four articulated objectives. First, presenting the contents with which, in the ad hoc literature, Social Cohesion and Homofily are indentified and analysed. Both concepts steam from different traditions which have originated dissimilar definitions. Second, to find an anchorage among both conceptions that permits a conjugation in th...
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The aim of this paper is to identify, define and engage in a unified model related concepts such as interaction, social capital and other capitals, Cohesion and Integration Linking social Bonding, Bridging and Linking and Social Networks from the perspective of social networks. These concepts have been studied in its own right independently or pair...
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En el análisis de redes personales, la oposición entre redes bonding y bridging ha estado en el centro de varias de las hipótesis que relacionan la estructura de las redes con el apoyo disponible en ellas. La densidad ha sido uno de los indicadores más recurrentes para medir las redes bonding o close-knit dada su facilidad de operacionalización e i...
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This article attempts to analyse the impact of receiving informal training or of gaining a higher level of qualifications on changes in situation in the employment market (employment or unemployment), changes in employment contract and changes in professional category, for people already in the employment market. The effects of training are analyse...
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A pesar de la seva evident actualitat, l'emancipació familiar dels joves a Catalunya no és sovint objecte de recerca. L'article aborda aquesta qüestió fent una incidència especial en la comparació territorial, i porta a terme una anàlisi que fa servir dades tant quantitatives com qualitatives. Aquesta comparació mostra diferències evidents en els n...
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The aim of this article1 is to analyze work content and its components in translation agencies. In the conceptual part of the article, we refer to concepts taken from the sociology of work and translation studies. In the analytical part, we use data produced by Stelmach in her study carried out in a small translation agency in Poland using the tech...
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Resumen El análisis de los relatos como estructuras cognitivas que organizan narrativamente unos determinados acontecimientos biográficos tiene ya una larga tradición en la investigación cualitativa. Típicamente, estos relatos se desarrollan de forma oral o escrita. Sin embargo, existen otros medios de re-construcción narrativa de la trayectoria vi...
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The aim of this article is to analyze work content and its components in translation agencies. In the conceptual part of the article, we refer to concepts taken from the sociology of work and translation studies. In the analytical part, we use data produced by Stelmach in her study carried out in a small translation agency in Poland using the techn...
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The booklet is the result of the training sessions developed in the frame of the CAPRIGHT research project. The chapters in the booklet come from the sessions aimed at training on current practices and methods in Capability-connected research. One of the priorities of the sessions was highlighting how the combination of quantitative and qualitative...
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The article addresses the territorial differences of youth emancipation in Catalonia by using a combination of quantitative and qualitative methods. This methodological approach allows the evaluation of the explanatory capacity of several theoretical models. The results obtained show that the differences among territories are the result of a combin...
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The article proposes an alternative method to the commonly used panel survey in order to analyse social-personal networks. The objective is examining the dynamics inherent to social-personal networks through narratives obtained by means of biographic-narrative interviews. This kind of interviews offers information that when considered and analysed...
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En los últimos años, el ya viejo debate en torno a la articulación metodológica se ha centrado con fuerza en las implicaciones de las investigaciones multimétodo o basadas en la mezcla de métodos (métodos mixtos). En este contexto se ha reflexionado con cierta profundidad, especialmente en el ámbito anglosajón, respecto a las ventajas metodológicas...
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Reticulated Approach to Temporal Dynamics in Biographic Narratives: This article proposes a specific approach to the analysis of biographic narratives by means of using the social networks perspective. More specifically, and more than other analyses, network formalisation can be used to capture the episodic memory present in narratives. To do so, t...
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En los últimos años han ido ganando peso en Europa las políticas que, con el objetivo de crear empleo, ofrecen algún tipo de subvención al empleo. Este tipo de políticas, con dispositivos de intervención variados, se sitúan a menudo dentro del capítulo de políticas activas destinadas a la creación de empleo, vinculándose a menudo con la política eu...
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El artículo aborda la identificación de las competencias y el trabajo invisible en una de las dos áreas hospitalarias en las que se llevó a cabo el trabajo de campo de una investigación centrada en el estudio de los cambios que afectan a los procesos de trabajo y a las compe- tencias y cualificaciones aplicadas en ellos. Tras una primera parte en q...