Report

Analysis of social needs of women and men

Social Inclusion
Luis Ayala Cañón, Rosa Martínez López, Universidad Rey Juan Carlos y EQUALITAS;Olga Cantó Sánchez, Marina Romaguera de la Cruz, Universidad de Alcalá y EQUALITAS;Carolina Navarro Ruiz, UNED y EQUALITAS

Have we improved in terms of equality between men and women? In this report we analyse five dimensions: economic wellbeing, employment, access to decent housing, education and state of health.

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Executive summary

Social Inclusion

One of the main features of inequality between men and women is the greater economic vulnerability of the latter.

Executive summary

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The situation in Spain

Social Inclusion

The prevalence of mental health problems (depression and anxiety) is double among women than among men. They also suffer a greater overburden in housing costs. In contrast, early school leaving is higher among men than among women.

The situation in Spain

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The situation in Europe

Social Inclusion

In Spain and Europe alike, the percentage of women with deficient salaries is higher than that of men. In Spain, furthermore, the salary gender gap is greater than the European average.

The situation in Europe

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Public policies

Social Inclusion

Spain is one of the countries whose action plans and strategies in gender equality include all those points proposed by the European Union in its Strategic Engagement for Gender Equality 2016-2019.

Public policies