Women in Spain still lag way behind men

8th March 2007, Comments 0 comments

8 March 2007, MADRID – On International Women’s Day on Thursday reports suggested women have a long way to catch up with men in Spain.

8 March 2007

MADRID – On International Women’s Day on Thursday reports suggested women have a long way to catch up with men in Spain.

A series of figures published by the newspaper ADN showed the difference in the lives of men and women.

Statistics from the Labour ministry showed women’s salaries were on average 18 percent lower than men.

Sixty- four percent of women have broken off  from their career to spend more than three months caring for children or elderly relatives, compared with only 55 percent of men.

The level of female unemployment is higher than that of men.

In fact, Spain has one of the highest numbers of women out of work in the European Union.

The prospects for male graduates are better in Spain than those for women.

A study by the University of Complutense in Madrid found 74 percent of male graduates found a stable job within three years of graduating, compared with 45 percent of women.

And 90 percent of women suffer some form of discrimination if they are pregnant, according to a study by the Godmother Institute. 25 percent are sacked.

[Copyright EFE with Expatica]

Subject: Spanish news

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