By the Numbers:Women in the Workforce

Following the implementation of policies and infrastructure by the Spanish government prior to the wake of the economic crisis, gender equality in the workforce has been advancing but the objective is still yet to be met. Indeed, Spain lacks as one of the European countries with the lowest average rate in terms of gender equality as discrimination in the labor market is still omnipresent. Female involvement is not endorsed enough in political, public and economic life. When comparing Spain to other European countries it falls behind in regards to women occupying higher positions than men or being labeled into “typical” female fields or having difficulties in finding a part-time job as opposed to men. Below are some statistics and facts that illustrate the issue of gender inequality in the workforce.

16.7%

Spain’s gender pay gap in 2010.

52.0%

The rate of women in the Spanish labor market.

23.4 – 5.9%

Women in Spain who have been unable to find a full-time job opposed to men in 2014.

36%

Women underrepresented in economic-decision making positions in the EU.

 

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