Tomas Cano

Tomas Cano
National Distance Education University | UNED · Department of Sociology III

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Assistant Professor of Sociology, UNED

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February 2014 - December 2015
Autonomous University of Barcelona
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Publications (21)
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Parental time spent with children is a critical determinant for a child's cognitive, educational, and socio-emotional development. Using two waves of the Spanish Time Use Surveys, this study aims to investigate how mothers and fathers reorganized the time invested in physical and developmental childcare between 2002 and 2010. Results show that, dur...
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Los contenidos de este libro son los resultados de un proyecto de investigación sobre «La implicación paterna en el cuidado de los hijos en España» financiado por el Plan Nacional de I+D+i del Ministerio de Economía Industria y Competitividad (Referencia CSO2012-33476), cuya duración se extendió desde el 1 de enero de 2013 hasta el 15 de julio de 2...
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COVID-19 is having a tremendous impact on gender relations, as care needs have been magnified due to schools and day-care closures. Using topic modeling on over 1,100 open reports from a survey fielded during the first four weeks of the lockdown in Germany, we shed light on how personal experiences of the lockdown differ between women and men. Our...
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Children from upper-class families have better cognitive outcomes and fewer behavioural problems than those from working-class families. Previous studies highlighted that the class gap in child development is partially driven by differences in parenting styles, but they rarely looked at multiple, more specific dimensions of parenting, i.e., inducti...
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This study provides the first systematic longitudinal analysis of the influence of paternal involvement in family life—across childhood and adolescence—on the gender‐role attitudes of children by the age of 14 or 15. Recent research suggests that, in post‐industrial societies, paternal involvement in family life is increasing. Although previous stu...
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During the early months of the COVID-19 pandemic in Germany, social restrictions and social distancing policies forced large parts of social life to take place within the household. However, comparatively little is known about how private living situations shaped individuals experiences of this crisis. To investigate this issue, we analyze how expe...
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Family structure is a critical axis through which social inequality is reproduced. The COVID-19 pandemic can exacerbate the already existing socio-economic gaps between family structures. To investigate this issue, we analyze how experiences and concerns vary across living arrangements along two dimensions that may be associated with social disa...
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COVID-19 is having a tremendous impact on gender relations, as care needs have been magnified due to schools and day-care closures. Using topic modeling on over 1,100 open reports from a survey fielded during the first four weeks of the lockdown in Germany, we shed light on how personal experiences of the lockdown differ between women and men. Our...
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How children use their time is critical for their health, emotional, and cognitive development. Studies typically find that parental divorce lowers child development, due to a decline in parents’ monetary and time resources. Yet, little is known on how parental separation affects child time use. This study fills this relevant knowledge gap by using...
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Objective This study provides the first systematic account of how father–child time (in total and across activity types) relates to children's cognitive development as well as examining whether paternal education moderates these associations. Background Fathers in Western countries allocate progressively more time to child care. However, most rese...
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Esta investigación tiene como objetivo analizar las estrategias familiares de cuidados a mayores con dependencias severas. Para ello nos centramos en las distintas tensiones, condicionantes y justificaciones que se manejan en cada una de las posibles opciones de cuidado, y cómo éstas varían según la clase social. Se usa una metodología etnográfica,...
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En las últimas décadas los estudios cuantitativos han demostrado un aumento en la implicación paterna. Estos cambios han supuesto la emergencia de la hipótesis de un nuevo modelo de padre. El objetivo de este trabajo es el de explorar los discursos de los padres españoles en torno a la implicación paterna con miras a identi car su estructura y tend...
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In recent decades quantitative studies have documented an increase in paternal involvement. These changes have led to hypotheses of a new model of fatherhood. The aim of this paper is to explore the discourses of Spanish fathers regarding paternal involvement, identifying its structure and changing tendencies. The analysis is based on eight focus g...
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This poster summarizes part of the research on father's involvement and children's cognitive and non-cognitive outcomes. It was presented at the International Sociological Association Research Committee 28 on Social Stratification and Mobility (Cologne, March 2017), where it was awarded with the best poster's prize. Check the extended version in fo...
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Los cambios sociales experimentados en las últimas décadas han modificado los usos del tiempo de los individuos. Sin embargo, cómo se emplea el tiempo viene condicionado por la posición que se ocupa en la estructura social. Este trabajo argumenta que la desigualdad entre los distintos estatus socioeconómicos en el poder sobre el uso del tiempo está...
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In the present chapter, we try to explore the characteristics of families with young children making a special emphasis on the changing role of fathers in relation to childcare depending on their employment status. In particular, the chapter examines the extent to which the prevalence of high male unemployment rates in Catalonia (Spain) in recent y...
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In the present chapter, we try to explore the characteristics of families with young children making a special emphasis on the changing role of fathers in relation to childcare depending on their employment status. In particular, the chapter examines the extent to which the prevalence of high male unemployment rates in Catalonia (Spain) in recent y...
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Drug use in mainstream rave parties has been widely documented in a large number of studies. However, not much is known about drug use in underground raves. The purpose of this study is to find out the polysubstance use patterns at underground raves. Two hundred and fifty-two young people between the ages of 18 and 30 who went to underground raves...

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This project focuses on the analysis of the causes and consequences of the increasing number of "new fathers" (i.e., men that are not only expected to provide income but, also, to be emotionally attached to the family and equally responsible for care work). Who are these new fathers? Are they really reducing gender inequality? What are the effects over class inequality and the reproduction of inequality over the life course and across generations? This project responds to these questions using high quality longitudinal datasets from Australia, Germany and Spain and cutting-edge quantitative methods combined with qualitative materials.
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he development of Ambient Assisted Living (AAL) systems is a challenging one. It’s is inherently expensive because of, among others, the necessary experimentation and availability of hardware, the uncertainty in the determining the necessary functionality which leads to longer development periods, the need of incorporating the end-user in the development so as to have early feedback, and, at the same time, the complexity of preserving the end-user dignity, privacy, and integrity. By transferring the development work of the AAL solution to the computer, several benefits are achieved. The main one is the cost reduction since the development environment is not a demanding one and computers designed for gaming will be sufficient. A secondary one is the easiness of experimentation, with the capability of running batteries of tests in a deterministic way. This development philosophy is what we call Virtual Living Lab This transfer has to exist in both directions. It is not only bringing the problem to the computer. It is also being capable of taking out a working solution from the computer. Both transfers are challenging because they imply reproducing the hardware inside the simulation in a convincing way. Past works focused on the Android platform, which was a limiting decision. This iteration of this solution will open the development environment to linux based platforms with enough sensor/actuator availability.