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The motherhood penalty for working women in Spain
Claudia Hupkau and Jenifer Ruiz-Valenzuela
June 2021
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CentrePiece 26 (2) Summer 2021

Tags: employment; wellbeing; gender; gender gap; equality; policy

Spain has seen a huge influx of women into the workplace in recent decades, but their experiences of work remain very different from those of men. As Claudia Hupkau and Jenifer Ruiz-Valenzuela explain, there is scope for new family-friendly policies to help to close gender gaps in the labour market and to boost fertility rates.

Work and Children in Spain: Challenges and Opportunities for Equality between Men and Women, published in March 2021 by EsadeEcPol