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May 15, 2019, 6:51 p.m.
Countries: Angola, Argentina, Austria, Belgium, Burundi, Canada, Costa Rica, Cuba, Denmark, El Salvador, Ethiopia, Finland, France, Germany, Iceland, Italy, Latvia, Mexico, Mozambique, Netherlands, New Zealand, Nicaragua, Norway, Peru, Portugal, Rwanda, Senegal, South Africa, Spain, Sweden, Trinidad/Tobago, Uganda, Zimbabwe
Variables: GP-SCALE-1

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May 7, 2019, 9:19 a.m.
Countries: Spain
Variables: DV-LAW-1

There is legislation specifically addressing domestic violence in Spain (136).
May 7, 2019, 9:19 a.m.
Countries: Spain
Variables: ERBG-DATA-2

Women make up 46% of the total labor force in Spain (136).
May 7, 2019, 9:19 a.m.
Countries: Spain
Variables: MULV-LAW-1

The government of Spain provides for valuation of nonmonetary contributions, such as staying at home to take care of children or other dependents (136).
May 7, 2019, 9:19 a.m.
Countries: Spain
Variables: GP-DATA-5

Spanish law establishes an anti-discrimination commission (136).
May 7, 2019, 9:19 a.m.
Countries: Spain
Variables: ERBG-LAW-2

Spanish law mandates nondiscrimination based on gender in employment. The dismissal of pregnant workers in Spain is prohibited. There is legislation on sexual harassment in education and employment. There are criminal penalties and civil remedies for sexual harassment in employment (136).
May 7, 2019, 9:19 a.m.
Countries: Spain
Variables: CLCW-PRACTICE-1

A woman in Spain can legally apply for a national ID card in the same way as a man (136).
May 7, 2019, 9:19 a.m.
Countries: Spain
Variables: LO-LAW-1

A woman in Spain can legally sign a contract, register a business, and open a bank account in the same way as a man. Men and women have equal ownership rights to immovable property (136). Discrimination based on gender is prohibited in access to credit in Spain, but discrimination based on marital status is not prohibited (136).
May 7, 2019, 9:19 a.m.
Countries: Spain
Variables: CLCW-LAW-2

A woman in Spain can legally apply for a passport in the same way as a man (136). A woman in Spain can legally travel outside of the country in the same way as a man (136).
May 7, 2019, 9:19 a.m.
Countries: Spain
Variables: ATFPA-PRACTICE-2

Women in Spain are not legally required to obey their husbands (136). In Spain, both parties must agree to legally administer the property in marriage (136).
May 7, 2019, 9:19 a.m.
Countries: Spain
Variables: IAD-LAW-1

Sons and daughters have equal inheritance rights in Spain (136).
May 7, 2019, 9:19 a.m.
Countries: Spain
Variables: ERBG-DATA-1

Spanish law does mandate equal remuneration for work of equal value. The ages at which men and women can retire with full pension benefits are equal, and the ages to retire with partial pension benefits for men and women are also equal (136).
May 7, 2019, 9:19 a.m.
Countries: Spain
Variables: ATFPA-LAW-1

In Spain, there is no legislation designating head of household status (136).
May 7, 2019, 9:19 a.m.
Countries: Spain
Variables: LRW-LAW-3, DV-LAW-3

A woman's testimony carries the same evidentiary weight in court as a man's (136).
May 7, 2019, 9:19 a.m.
Countries: Spain
Variables: IIP-LAW-2, AFE-PRACTICE-1

There is legislation on sexual harassment in education in Spain (136).
May 7, 2019, 9:19 a.m.
Countries: Spain
Variables: MARR-PRACTICE-7

A woman in Spain can legally choose where she lives in the same way as a man (136).
May 7, 2019, 9:19 a.m.
Countries: Spain
Variables: AFE-LAW-1

Primary education in Spain is free and compulsory (136).
May 7, 2019, 9:19 a.m.
Countries: Spain
Variables: LO-PRACTICE-1

Discrimination based on marital status is not prohibited in access to credit in Spain (136).
May 7, 2019, 9:19 a.m.
Countries: Spain
Variables: ERBG-LAW-1

A woman in Spain can legally get a job in the same way as a man. Women can work the same night hours as men. Women are able to work in jobs deemed hazardous, arduous, or morally inappropriate. Women are able to perform the same tasks at work as men. Women can work in the same industries as men (136). The ages at which men and women can retire with full pension benefits are equal. The ages at which women and men can retire with partial pension benefits are equal (136).
May 7, 2019, 9:19 a.m.
Countries: Spain
Variables: GIC-LAW-1

There is paid maternity leave available to women in Spain of at least 14 weeks. Women receive at least 2/3 of their wages for the duration of their maternity leave. The government pays for 100% of maternity leave benefits. There is a difference of 1 between leave reserved for women and men relative to leave reserved for women as a function of who pays. There is no paid parental leave. Mothers are guaranteed an equialent position after returning to work from maternity leave. The government supports or provides childcare services. Childcare payments are tax deductible (136).
May 7, 2019, 9:19 a.m.
Countries: Spain
Variables: IAW-LAW-1

Female and male surviving spouses have equal inheritance rights in Spain (136).
May 7, 2019, 9:19 a.m.
Countries: Spain
Variables: GIC-LAW-3

There is paid maternity leave available to women in Spain of at least 14 weeks. Women receive at least 2/3 of their wages for the duration of their maternity leave. The government pays for 100% of maternity leave benefits. There is a difference of 1 between leave reserved for women and men relative to leave reserved for women as a function of who pays. There is no paid parental leave. Mothers are guaranteed an equivalent position after returning to work from maternity leave. The government supports or provides childcare services. Childcare payments are tax deductible (136). Parents in Spain are able to work flexibly (136). Working flexibly, such as working...more
May 7, 2019, 9:19 a.m.
Countries: Spain
Variables: MARR-LAW-3

A woman can apply for a national ID card in the same way as a man. A woman in Spain can sign a contract without requiring the presence of her husband or male relatives (136).
May 7, 2019, 9:19 a.m.
Countries: Spain
Variables: ERBG-PRACTICE-4

Women are able to work in the same industries as men in Spain (136).
May 7, 2019, 9:19 a.m.
Countries: Spain
Variables: IIP-PRACTICE-1

A woman in Spain can legally travel outside the country and her own home in the same way as a man (136).
May 7, 2019, 9:19 a.m.
Countries: Spain
Variables: ERBG-PRACTICE-1

Women in Spain can work the same night hours as men. Women can work in jobs deemed hazardous, arduous, or morally inappropriate. Women are able to perform the same tasks at work as men (136). The ages at which women and men can retire with full pension benefits are equal. The ages at which men and women can retire with partial pension benefits are equal (136).
May 7, 2019, 9:19 a.m.
Countries: Spain
Variables: CL-LAW-1

The government of Spain provides for valuation of nonmonetary contributions, such as staying at home to take care of the elderly and disabled (136).
May 1, 2019, 7:53 p.m.
Countries: Australia, Austria, Brazil, Croatia, Czech Republic, Finland, France, Germany, Japan, Kuwait, Mexico, Moldova, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Spain, United States
Variables: SUICIDE-SCALE-3

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May 1, 2019, 7:50 p.m.
Countries: Australia, Austria, Bahrain, Belize, Bolivia, Cambodia, Croatia, Czech Republic, Finland, France, Germany, Indonesia, Italy, Japan, Malta, Moldova, Norway, Philippines, Poland, Portugal, Spain, Taiwan, Tajikistan, Thailand, United States
Variables: SUICIDE-SCALE-1

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April 30, 2019, 4:03 p.m.
Countries: Spain
Variables: GP-DATA-1

"Including the prime minister, the 18-strong government is 61.1% female - the highest proportion in the country's history." (para 4).